"Space Update is a must-have for science teachers."
--- Sky & Telescope, December 2003


PROJECT IN THE NEWS
"We Choose Space" and 2012 show "Prophecies of the Maya" now showing!

Our latest shows, "We Choose Space" and "2012: Mayan Prophecies", are now showing at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. They join our recent show Force 5: Experience a hurricane without getting wet!. The shows are now available worldwide both for big domes and portable Discovery Domes, plus can be purchased on DVD for school or personal use through our online store. Or, you can watch all our shows free from our youtube channel!

 
153+ Discovery Domes being used worldwide - 28 countries and 29 states!


NEW 2012 EDITIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

Bring the Museum Home!™ You can now have the experience of a major science museum on your own personal computer! The Rice Space Institute created the first online earth and space digital museum, on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) (and at many other fine museums). It is now available for your home or school! Note: much of our material is available from our web site, but there's just too much to download - get it all on our DVDs! Our software in written in Macromedia Director, so it's safe for a museum or unattended school library, and yet you can update it with one click!

ALL NEW VERSION SPACE UPDATE 2012!
FREE SPACE WEATHER CD with a COMBO PACK!

Be sure to REGISTER to get FREE UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS!


New!

Online SECURE ordering, including our new versions "Space Update", "Survey Software" and six volumes of our Planetarium Movie Compendia! Purchase a full set of our planetarium DVDs online: 18 shows for only $29.95!

Space Update with 2012 Sky Maps is shipping now on DVD-R with lots of new content! See the Review in the Dec 2003 Sky and Telescope! Registered users can download free the new sky movies to upgrade the edition you have now, if you have version 8 or better, but there's a lot more in the new version - special upgrade pricing for registered users!
MAC/WIN hybrid (data) DVD-Rom, but unfortunately we do not yet support Lion (Mac OS7).

Earth Update
MAC/WIN hybrid DVD-Rom includes "Earth Squares" TIC-TAC-TOE Game, a "Data Miner" game which maps data from the World Resources Institute, a "HOT SPOTS" game that allows you to find the Xtreme places on Earth, more Teacher Activities, regional and state weather maps selected during the installation process, highlighted word click for glossary definition, and MORE! A Spanish glossary and Spanish TicTacToe game is also now included on the DVD!




Our Project Includes...
Space Update
  Four point-and-click Space Science modules (Sky Tonight, Solar System, Astronomy, and Space Weather), which can be run separately or as a single linked system. A click brings down the latest new images!

Earth Update
  The best of Earth science, updateable on demand (like a browser) but SAFE for unattended use in a museum or school. Organizes by "spheres" (atmosphere - air, biosphere - life, hydrosphere - water, geosphere - land, cryosphere - ice). Sample imagery from the CD can be viewed from our web site http://earth.rice.edu/mtpe/ spheres.html. FREE online Upgrades for Registered users!

Digital Immersive Planetarium Shows and Portable Theaters
  The most fun way to learn earth and space science by being surrounded by moving imagery! Students learn better because they actually experience the science! Check our portable planetarium site for our new shows and systems!

Project Director :  Patricia Reiff, Rice University 
Co-Director :  Carolyn Sumners (HMNS)
Chief Designer :  Colin Law
 


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The "Public Connection": is an outreach arm of the Rice Space Institute at Rice University in collaboration with the Houston Museum of Natural Science [ Project Director: Patricia Reiff ].
This project is funded by NASA as part of the Earth Science Information Partners, the MMS mission, and the Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling. The project was originally part of NASA/Goddard's Digital Library Technology Program. We are now of part of DLESE (Digital Libraries for Earth Science Education).

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