Educate Yourself About Global Warming At The Bishop

Hurricane's, heat waves, droughts, floods--all issues our hopefully short-lived majority governing body hasn't put half as much thought in to as the fine folks at the Bishop Museum.

Starting on Saturday, November 18, a new exhibit entitled "Science on a Sphere" will teach Republicans, kids and concerned citizens the affects of global climate changes. The exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Watumull Planetarium.

"Through Science on a Sphere, visitors can learn more about how their everyday activities are affecting the climate and what they can do, as individuals, to help slow down this climate shift," said Bishop Museum director of education Mike Shanahan.

A mixture of computer graphics, interactive stations, hands-on activities and mixed media will demonstrate the dangers of global warming and its long-term effects.

The centerpiece will be a 68-inch, white fiberglass sphere suspended from the ceiling, giving visitors a unique view of our planet. Animated images from live satellites display in full-color geophysical and astronomical data onto the glistening sphere. Visitors can then track tropical storms and other weather phenomenon across the globe, and see how the "butterfly effect" works first hand.

The exhibit was created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)--an organization that provides a wealth of information to Hawaii's residents--from surf reports to weather patterns and storm warnings.

Admission to the Bishop Museum is $15 for adults, $12 for youth. Call (808) 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org for more information.