Science On a Sphere®


Science On a Sphere at the annual American Meteorology Association (AMS) meeting.

A visual display system that animates Earth science and solar system information on a large sphere for audiences of all ages.


Introduce new technologies to enhance and expand the Science on a Sphere experience, work closely with the SOS users and educators, install additional SOS systems, and continue increasing science datasets for SOS displays.


K-12 students, science teachers, science museums and other venues, people of all ages.

Milestones and deliverables

Add 10 Science On a Sphere exhibits or temporary exhibits worldwide per year. Cumulative number of domestic and international Science On a Sphere exhibits permanent and temporary installations in science museums and other venues

Key performance measures

Conduct three NEIS demonstrations of High Impact Weather Prediction project

R&D maturity level

Operational: TRL10