In 2017, Liberty Science Center announced the opening of a spectacular student travel gem—the biggest planetarium on this side of the world. With 400 seats, super HD images and 30,000 available watts of sound, the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium wows viewers with brilliant imagery shown on a massive 89-foot domed screen.
This year, LSC has added another extraordinary theater: The Weston Lab for Earth and Space Exploration. While the planetarium focuses on the farthest reaches of the cosmos, the Weston Lab can take viewers on Earth-based adventures.
The stunning centerpiece of this intimate space is a 6-foot-wide, illuminated hanging sphere developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). On its surface, audiences can see beautiful, detailed videos of science unfolding on Earth, from current events to slow changes spanning millions of years. Track tsunamis as they spread throughout the ocean basins, compare hurricane impacts, examine melting sea ice, watch how earthquakes shake the whole Earth, learn about dynamic weather patterns, and more.
Under the guidance of science educators, students can examine current conditions and then follow historical global events in the 30-minute live program Dynamic Earth. Everyone will come away with extraordinary insights about the planet we call home.
Courtesy of Liberty Science Center.