Science City has added yet another state-of-the-art facility called “Science on a Sphere”, the first of its kind in the eastern part of the country. This room sized spherical projection system uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a 1.80 meter diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. This is an effective educational tool to help illustrate Earth's dynamic processes and associated science to people of all ages. Animated images of Earth's land, oceans and atmosphere can be simulated on the sphere to explain what are otherwise complex processes, in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating. This system is expected to provide a platform for better understanding of complex environmental processes.
It comprises 56 robotic animal models divided into seven sections to showcase the milestone events of evolution of life and representative life forms of respective eras. Visitors shall be taken in a slow moving electric car for this immersive experience supplemented by special light and sound effects. Each section is introduced to the visitors through a special audio-video presentation created with the help of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery).
Being the first of its kind in the world, it depicts the important milestones during the last 6 million years of human evolution. The show starts with a static panoramic image of size 10 m x 122 m showcasing important events of human evolution. This is followed by a twelve minutes dynamic film with voice over in 3 languages on human evolution, projected on a giant cylindrical screen with the help of eight powerful digital projectors, that contains actual shoot from South Africa and India merged with photorealistic computer generated 3D images.