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


PROJECT IN THE NEWS
'Force 5'
Opens at
HMNS

Sept 4, 2010

Force 5: Experience a hurricane without getting wet!: Just in time for the anniversary of Hurricane Ike, Force 5, a show about hurricanes, tornadoes, and space storms, opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science . The show will be available worldwide both for big domes and portable Discovery Domes.

 
105 Discovery Domes being used worldwide!


NEW 2011 EDITIONS COMING!

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 an unattended school library, and yet you can update it with one click!

ALL NEW VERSION SPACE UPDATE 2011!
FREE SPACE WEATHER CD with a COMBO PACK!

(for a limited time only)
2011 sky movies will be ready for free download soon!
Be sure to REGISTER YOUR CD to get FREE ONLINE UPGRADES!

Fill out a SPACE UPDATE or EARTH UPDATE satisfaction survey and qualify to win free software!

Fill out a PLANETARIUM SHOW NEEDS survey and qualify to win free planetarium show DVDs!


New!

Online SECURE ordering, including our NEW "Space Update", "Survey Software" and Planetarium Movie Samplers!

Space Update with 2010 and 2011 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 7.5 or better, but there's a lot more in the new version!
MAC/WIN hybrid CD-Rom.

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, and now is part of the Learning Technologies Program. We are now of part of DLESE (Digital Libraries for Earth Science Education).

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