Our facility will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for an all-staff meeting.
Our building will reopen to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 23rd.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

November 2015: Blue Marble – Earth from Space

November 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

Apollo 17's Blue Marble (Wikimedia)

This month, we celebrate our brand new Immersion Theater and NASA software by taking a step back to look at Earth from space.

Planet Earth is home to countless ecosystems, overwhelming numbers of species, and billions of people. It’s easy to think about the seemingly endless resources and the vast differences and diversity that cover our globe. But heading out into space and viewing things from another perspective, we are reminded that our fragile planet is alone in the vast darkness of our Universe – it’s all we have, and we’re all in this together!

Looking at Earth from Space is a relatively new concept, but something many in modern society take for granted. Visit ALNC’s exhibits this month to explore this perspective – view satellite data visuals and beautiful imagery in our new Immersion Theater and Science on a Sphere and check out other interactive Earth science displays and hands-on activities. Rekindle a deeper appreciation for our living and breathing planet; it is beautiful and fragile, and it is our home.

November Exhibit Programs:

Our Pale Blue Dot – Science on a Sphere: In this Science on a Sphere production, we imagine the sense of wonder and astonishment that, decades ago, occurred each time a ground-breaking image of Earth was returned from off-world. Humanity has always gazed upward to the stars. Now, we are finally looking back. This new perspective seems to rekindle a deeper appreciation for our living and breathing planet. Movie length: 7:38

EarthCast – Kids Climate Cast: Broadcast yourself from around the globe in our green screen studio.

Google Earth – Exhibit Touchscreens: Explore Earth – zoom in and out and get a new perspective with interactive Google Earth on our dynamic touchscreens!

Water in the Anthropocene – Current Climate News Kiosk: Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene. Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global water cycle in significant ways. This data visualization charts the global impact of humans on the planet. Run time: 3:51

Blue Marble Mix-and-Match – Phenology Center: Our planet is an interesting and beautiful place, marked and shaped by the processes around us. As seen from Outer Space, Earth’s surface carries scars caused by wind, water, fire, and extraterrestrial forces. Can you match these NASA images with the category in which they belong?


November 1, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
, , , , , ,


Aldo Leopold Nature Center
(608) 221-0404


Aldo Leopold Nature Center | Monona Campus
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, 53716 United States
+ Google Map
(608) 221-0404

Aldo Leopold Nature Center