Science on a Sphere
In 2007, the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) received a Baldwin grant to purchase a 3D globe that would create a intriguing view into its work. The globe shows how weather satellites work and their importance, as well as weather facts of other planets. The globe's touchscreen interface engages visitors at SSEC or in traveling exhibits at the Madison Children’s Museum, the UW Space Place, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, among others. SSEC hosts hundreds of visitors each year and provides them with a unique learning experience. SSEC continues The Wisconsin Idea as newly created content is contributed to NOAA’s Science on a Sphere library which is shown at museums and science centers worldwide.