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GREAT BALLS OF FIRE: COMETS, ASTEROIDS & METEORS in FORT LAUDERDALE

Posted by Nicole Richards on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 10:14am.


The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning has urbanized a national nomadic program that displays and demonstrates, with funding from National Science Foundation and NASA called, Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors.

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is to provide educational pathways to learning science through visual exhibits, films and programs.

The Great Balls of Fire explores the secrecies of these matters. “While asteroids and comets are popular subjects for movies like Armageddon and Deep Impact, they are also playing their own starring roles in NASA research.” The risk of a shattering impact from an asteroid or comet is a popular philosophy. With many questions such as, “if there was a dinosaur killer in Earth’s past, is there a human killer in our future? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and where do they come from? These and many other questions are answered in Great Balls of Fire.”

Great fun of building your own solar system, with asteroid belts and comets and other educational learning experiences for children and adults that bring so much adventure and watching science come alive with the IMAX Film Adventure on the five story high screen at AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, home of the biggest screen in South Florida!

This exhibit will rock your world now through January 3rd, 2016!

Museum of Discovery & Science
401 SW 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale FL 33312

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