Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Discovery Science Center Opens Planetary Research Station in Southern California

Planetary Research Station in Southern California
The newest permanent exhibit at the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center, “Planetary Research Station,”, opened to the public Tuesday, December 22, 2009. The ehibit is a six-foot, 3-D globe that is animated to display dynamic images of the atmosphere, oceans, land, and solar system. The exhibit also features a display developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and is an education and outreach tool used to describe the environmental processes of Earth. Planetary Research Station includes five plasma displays to further expand on the intuitive and compelling images displayed on its suspended globe. An automated, narrated voice will guide Discovery Science Center guests through pre-selected data sets. Guests can also choose their own graphic sets to view through a custom-made kiosk. The Discovery Science Center is proud to have the only PRS in Southern California! PRS is part of the larger space exploration exhibit that will open to the public July 2, 2010.
Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 542-2823