From May 15-24, 2008, science centers worldwide are joining forces with local students for an international, educational event about the importance of the Polar ice caps.
To fully understand how these regions are critical to helping the Earth maintain its climate through their reflection of the sun's rays (a process called albedo), youngsters will create large white spots using available material. At a scheduled time determined by optimum overpass angle, NASA satellites will pass overhead, measuring the reflectivity of these white spots and recording images of the white spots. On June 9, the World Ocean Network will participate in the Albedo Experiment as part of its World Ocean Week closing ceremony.
In addition, science center partners will organize a program of supporting events for the students, such as demonstrations and other related activities. The Albedo Experiment was created through a collaboration between IGLO and NASA.
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois
Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia
Technopolis, Mechelen, Belgium
Henri Bergson High School, Paris, France
Monash Science Centre, Monash, Australia
Heureka, Vantaa, Finland
MadaTech, Haifa, Israel
Singapore Science Center, Singapore
Techniquest, Cardiff, Wales
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton, Ohio
Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology, Oslo, Norway
Questacon, Canberra, Australia
TeknikensHus, Lulea, Sweden
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico
National Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali, Trento, Italy
Discovery Science and Outdoor Center, Ocala, Florida
Nausicaa, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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