This exhibit explores the satellites and space technology used to monitor hurricanes, study the ozone layer, and much more.
Delaware Museum of Natural History,
4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52),
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 12-4:30 p.m.
$5 children (3-17),
free for ages 0-2 and members
Thousands of miles above Earth, satellites track weather, monitor pollution and forest fires, create maps, predict storms, and find holes in the ozone layer. At the Delaware Museum of Natural History's interactive exhibit, Eyes on Earth, learn what a satellite is, discover the different types of orbits, and explore cutting-edge technology similar to that used by NASA scientists.
· Create infrared images of hot and cold objects.
· Launch marble "satellites" into "space" at the orbit table.
· Step into the Ozone Zone and see how ultra-violet light can change an object's color.
· Design your own working satellite.
· Sit on a solar panel and piece together satellite puzzles.
· Send a polar satellite spinning around a model Earth.
· Find out how oceans can impact the weather.
About the Delaware Museum of Natural History:
As the only natural history museum in Delaware, DMNH opened its doors in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. The museum is home to the state's only permanent dinosaur display, surrounded by exhibits of mammals, shells, and other specimens from around the world. The museum houses world-renowned scientific collections of mollusks and birds, including the second largest collection of birds' eggs in North America