“Magic Planet” shines light on Alaskan climate science
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Renae Bookman and Betany Porter, with the Anchorage Museum, discuss the Magic Planet traveling program, which was featured last night at Keet Gooshi Heen’s Science Night. The device, which projects images inside a large sphere, integrates pioneering climate research at UAF. Shannon Weiss is the project evaluator. The Magic Planet is funded by a $980,000 grant from NASA.
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