Cosmic learning event features animated globe, NASA film | Arts & Culture
Monona’s nature center invites area residents to experience life as a virtual astronaut the weekend of Nov. 17-18.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center visitors will explore Earth's atmosphere and learn about other planets’ orbits in the “Science on a Sphere” exhibit during the “Air and Space Wonder Weekend.” They’ll also be able to enjoy presentations, interactive exhibits and speakers during the special event that the center called “out of this world.”
The cost to attend is $5.50 or members receive free admission for three people. Aldo Leopold Nature Center is located at 330 Femrite Dr. in Monona.
Visit the center’s website for more information or call or 608-216-9371.
The "Air & Space Wonder Weekend" special exhibits include:
Science on a Sphere: A journey around the globe is offered with the large NOAA Science “Science on a Sphere” exhibit, where specialists from UW-Madison's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies will share the basics of Earth system science, remote sensing, satellite visualizations, and the latest in weather and climate news from the university’s EarthNow project.
Immersion theater film: NASA presents “Pursuit of Light,” a film about the Earth, planets, sun and the universe beyond that’s built from some of the biggest datasets ever captured. The movie is a visual poem of humanity’s place in a dynamic universe
NASA picture exhibits: Images from NASA and local astronomers -- on loan from the University of Wisconsin Astronomy Department -- will be displayed in an exhibit in the center’s lobby and exhibit hall.
The center's Wonder Weekends feature new topics each month, offering visitors guided experiences through hands-on, interactive exhibits.
In addition to the Nov.17-18 special event, Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s exhibits are open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for self-guided tours.