March 3, 2011
Superintendent Wins Award for Tech Integration with Magic Planet
Charles County Public School Superintendent, James E. Richmond has won the 2011 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award for his role in helping bring STEM-focused education to the students in his school system. One of the projects mentioned in the press release is the inclusion of Magic Planets in Charles County Public Schools. Click here to read the announcement.
Jan 12, 2011
Global Imagination Newsletter
Check out the latest newsletter from Global Imagination, including stories about the exciting ways customers are using the Magic Planet to communicate with, and educate the public.
Read it now by clicking here.
Oct 12, 2011
Gippsland Water Factory Wins Prestigious Education Award
The Gippsland Water Factory in Australia has won an impressive award for it's new facility that features a Magic Planet display. Read the press release here.
July 8 , 2010
Global Imagination Summer Newsletter
Our latest newsletter is now online and includes information about our new Dual HD Magic Planet, the portable PufferSphere Magic Planet and some unique exhibit installations. To read this issue, click here.
May 24 , 2010
New Product from Global Imagination
Global Imagination announces its 2.9 million pixel Dual HD Magic Planet.
Read the PDF press release by clicking here.
March 16, 2010
Global Imagination Spring Newsletter
Read the March 2009 newsletter from Global Imagination and find out about the latest news, updates and customer stories. Just click here.
December 15 , 2009
Global Imagination Winter Newsletter
Read the December 2009 newsletter from Global Imagination and find out about the latest news, updates and customer stories. Just click here.
November 23, 2009
Magic Planet Showcased at President Obama's Address
President Obama was supported by a Magic Planet today when he unveiled his administration’s Educate to Innovate campaign. Read the article and download the press release here.
Global Imagination Fall Newsletter
Our latest Fall 2009 newsletter has been mailed out. If you haven't seen a copy, just click here to read about the latest technology updates, content and customer implementations of the Magic Planet.
Global Imagination Winter Newsletter
Global Imagination's winter newsletter is now available for viewing online. To learn about the latest products, updates and news, just click here.
A Global Imagination 5 foot Magic Planet was recently on display in the Caring
World exhibition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The exhibition focused on
critical global health challenges and on how companies around the world are
providing solutions. Produced by Thinc Design, the Magic Planet exhibit helped
to display research and educational initiatives regarding health issues such as
HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and heart disease. The Magic Planet was showcased on top of
a brilliant white base, which enhanced the impact of the images rotating around
Adventure Science Center
Adventure Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee recently debuted a 15,000 square foot exhibit hall entitled Space Chase. A 5 foot Magic Planet is its central focal point, as part of a feature exhibit entitled Worlds of Wonder. The Magic Planet is used to tell the story of the Solar System not just in ways we can see but also with topographic maps, atmospheric data, geological features, and more. The exhibit was developed by Ideum and Superior Exhibits.
The Museo Interactivo Mirador in Santiago, Chile features the first Magic Planet
in South America - a 3 foot Magic Planet in their newly constructed Science and
Technology gallery. The Magic Planet resides on a specially fabricated circular
enclosure with an embedded touch screen. They based their exhibit upon the
Solar System Tour, originally provided to our Customer Community by the
Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. Museo Interactivo Mirador translated the
exhibit into Spanish, and is kindly making the translation available to all
Global Imagination customers. According to Rodrigo Nunez, the Sub Director of
Operations, the new exhibit has been an exceptional draw for visitors, bringing
in over 65,000 during its opening week.
AMNH Debuts New Exhibit
New York , NY
The American Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibit entitled “Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future.” The exhibit features four Magic Planets – one each to highlight climate change questions and answers on at atmosphere, ice, land, and ocean. It’s a traveling exhibit – ultimately two copies will be touring the world. The exhibit was featured on ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6098397
“In the Public Eye-Science
Centers at the Crossroads of Science and
ASTC 2008: Hosted by the Franklin Institute.
Los Gatos, CA
Global Imagination® Announces Three New Software Applications
Global Imagination today announced that three exciting new software applications
are available for the Magic Planet®:
• NASA World Wind – Magic Planet Edition;
• ActiveEarth - Magic Planet Edition
For more information visit: Global
Imagination products page
Los Gatos, CA
Global Imagination Displays ChromaDepth® 3-D Images on the Magic Planet
At AAM Museum Expo 2007, Global Imagination has for the first time publicly
displayed 3-D images on the Magic Planet using ChromaDepth holographic
technology. Ideal for exhibits, displays and classrooms, using ChromaDepth HD
glasses with the Magic Planet is a simple inexpensive way to achieve an
attention-getting 3D depth effect. Whether you want to show more vividly the
depth of the oceans and the height of ocean currents; the illusion of clouds
floating over the earth; or logos appearing to “rise above” the surface of the
Magic Planet, using ChromaDepth 3-D glasses with the Magic Planet makes it easy
Come see us in Booth #431 http://www.aam-us.org/am07/index.cfm/tile/
Smithsonian traveling exhibit features the Magic Planet®. View the press release
April 23-27, 2007
NOAA uses Magic Planet® to explain climate, tsunamis, earthquakes, space and
weather all week on KHNL TV series Watch the Videos
April 22, 2007
Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA
2007: A Space Odyssey
The latest exhibit at Hampton's Air and Space Center takes you on an adventure
to Mars with a 5ft Magic Planet®
View the article: dailypress.com
Coming shortly to the Middle East and Scandinavia, the Magic Planet…
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated international petroleum company with the
world's largest oil reserves - over one quarter of the global total, is
building a new exhibition and conference center at its headquarters in Saudi
Arabia and will be using the Magic Planet to show information about geology,
oil and also specially created media movies about the company. Met Studio in
London are the designers of the exhibits and are creating content for the Magic
Planet. Saudi Aramco is using a 61cm (2 foot) Magic Planet with an EVO2+ for
which Met Studio has designed a cube-like enclosure.
VILVITE, Bergen Norway
Vilvite is a brand new science center that will open in May 2007 in Marineholm,
Bergen, Norway. Its focus is natural history and technology. They will be using
the Magic Planet to show a myriad of things to do with the earth, climate,
local interest information and much more. They have purchased a 1.2m ( 4 foot)
Magic Planet using a Barco SLM R12+ projector.
Technichus, a science center in Härnösand, Sweden, is a scientific adventure
for all ages; a building full of exciting activities and exhibits that makes it
easier to understand how the world works. They have chosen a 61cm Magic Planet
with pedestal, using an EVO+2 projector. They will be showing earth and
planetary data in a traveling exhibition from March, 2007.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF JORDAN
Jordan’s children will be able to explore and learn more about the world around
them through a Children’s Museum which aims to create interactive learning
experiences, encouraging and nurturing lifelong learning for children and their
families. Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah underlined that the museum would
seek to expand its outreach to engage children from remote communities through
developing various outreach programs and facilities with the aim of bridging
the knowledge and exposure gap. The Museum will also work with and encourage
the Ministry of Education to ensure that regular organized access to the museum
is provided to all children. The Children's Museum is a project initiated by
Queen Rania stemming from her commitment to children’s education, well-being,
and development. Complementing the national curriculum by providing a
supplementary learning experience that builds on classroom learning, the museum
enhances children’s appreciation of their national identity by exposing them to
the diverse elements of the Jordanian environment; flora and fauna, geology,
archaeology, history and culture. Aiming to become a flagship children’s museum
of world distinction and a regional leader among museums and cultural
institutions serving children and families in the Arab world, the Children’s
Museum will be the first interactive and educational institution of its kind in
Jordan and will be situated prominently within Al-Hussein Park. The museum has
purchased the 61cm ( 2 foot ) Magic Planet and will be showing exhibits about
space and earth.
2 New Large Globe Customers for Global Imagination
Los Gatos, CA
In May, Statoil will unveil a 5’ display in their corporate office in Trondheim,
Norway. Statoil is the world’s third largest exporter of crude oil, and the
biggest producer of North Sea crude.
In June, San Diego Aerospace (SDAM) Museum will unveil a 4’ globe as part of
their aerospace exhibition. Home to the Command Module from the Apollo 9
mission, the San Diego Air & Space Museum celebrates the history of
aviation and space flight, educates the public in aerospace technology, and
inspires young people of all ages to excel in math and the sciences.
May 1-3 2006
Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO
Fourth GOES-R Users' Conference
Visit us in the NOAA booth, where we will have the Magic Planet on display.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Mutual Concerns of Air and Space Musuem
Come see the Magic Planet showcased at The Mutual Concerns of Air and Space
Museums Seminar. The seminar focuses on the needs of the air and space museum
community. This international meeting hosts directors, educators, exhibit
designers, development staff, historians, collections managers, administrators,
and other air and space museum professionals.
Venetian Resort Hotel & Casio
Las Vegas, NV
Come see the Magic Planet Showcased in the Hemisphere Worldwide Travel Booth
#404. Learn how to capture your customer’s attention and keep it by viewing
your products on the Magic Planet.
The ARDA Convention and Exposition is the industry’s leading event that
provides new directions, information and services for all resort development
Apr 27- May 1
Global Imagination is announcing new technology and will demonstrate the Magic
Planet video globe system at the American Association for Museums (AAM) Annual
Meeting and MuseumExpo™2006 Apr 27- May 1 in Boston, Massachusetts , USA. Come
see us at the show - Booth 100!
the American Association for
June 8, 2005
His Majesty King Carl Gustaf of Sweden sees the Magic Planet at ATCM
Global Imagination demonstrates the Magic Planet video globe system at the
Antarctic Treaty Consultive Meeting (ATCM) conference in Stockholm Sweden. More
than 300 researchers, experts and representatives for some 50 governments and
international organisations have gathered in Stockholm for two weeks, from 6-17
June. They take part in an annual meeting with the parties who signed the
Antarctic Treaty, which guarantees that the continent is used for peaceful
purposes. Among those attending was His Majesty King Carl Gustaf of Sweden who
received a special presentation of the Magic Planet from Global Imagination's
European Director, Máire Hanley.
the Magic Planet at ATCM
The King of
Sweden gets a presentation of the Magic Planet
January 19, 2005
NASA displays one of their Magic Planets at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration
As part of Inauguration Week activities, NASA hosted visitors to the nation's
capital in a tent on the Ellipse across the street from Constitution Hall. The
NASA exhibition at the "Celebration of America" event featured the Magic Planet
exhibit Earth, Moon, Mars and Beyond.
January 14, 2005
ESA unveils a Magic Planet exhibit for the Cassini-Huygens landing
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Huygens space probe landed on Saturn’s moon,
Titan, Friday January 14. Shortly before the landing, at the Spacecraft
Operations Centre in Darmstadt Germany - the Huygens control centre – ESA
unveiled a Magic Planet exhibit focused upon the Cassini-Huygens mission.
See the Magic Planet in Action!