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New Do Space exhibit focus on weather tech

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 18:41:07-05

 An exhibit developed by researchers at NOAA is now hanging in the upstairs of the Do Space in the form of a giant 6-foot sphere.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Public Schools, and Do Space have partnered to bring "Science on a Sphere", an exhibit by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Omaha. The exhibit  illustrates Earth System science. The exhibit brings science to life, showing weather and migration patterns while highlighting climate change, oceanic temperature and other complex environmental patterns.

"The UNO STEM faculty are really excited to help to bring the Science on a Sphere Exhibit to Do Space," said Neal Grandgenett, UNO's Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education. "It is a truly stunning visual representation of the Earth Systems science associated with the world that we all share."

During the next two weeks, visitors can view the exhibit and learn about STEM-related topics in presentations given by exhibit hosts, MCC and UNO science faculty and staff.

"The Science on a Sphere exhibit is a great kick-off to MCC's services on the second floor at the Do Space," said Chris Swanson, continuing education coordinator at MCC. "The exhibit will enhance knowledge about our Earth while making science interesting to people of all ages."

OPS students will visit "Science on a Sphere" for field trips. The exhibit is free and open to the public on 3-9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends.