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See Water Falls at the Discovery Center
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The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., is now showing the NASA short film Water Falls. This 9-minute film, created by the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) specifically for Science On a Sphere®, details the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission, which will monitor and measure precipitation around the globe.
The film introduces viewers to the water cycle, and shows how water in the atmosphere regulates climate, the global and local consequences of too much or too little rain, water’s effect on society from food production to urban sustainability and the role of water in storms and hurricanes.
Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Science On a Sphere is a unique projection system that uses special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images onto the global surface that provide dramatic, full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, Moon and planets in space.
See Water Falls at the Discovery Center during regular operating hours, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, included in the price of daily admission.
About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road.
The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. the last Thursday of every month.
Discovery Center daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.
Learn more about the Discovery Center by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/museum, or call us at 719.576.8000.
Read about the Water Falls film here.
This article is part of Space Watch: February 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 2).
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