Science Brought to Life
The Danish Science Centre, Experimentarium, is bringing science to life with the help of a 3m diameter revolve from British Turntable Co.
The interactive revolving exhibit, Rotating Planet, draws attention to the large Dynamic Earth section of the centre. Featuring a spherical map as the floor, it is equipped with a pendulum to illustrate the Coriolis effect - the deflection and acceleration of bodies moving relative to the earth's surface, caused by the earth's rotation.
The rationale of the design was to strike a balance between what is scientifically correct and what is fun. The result is a lively exhibit imitating the planet revolving and, placed centrally in the aisle, its constant rotation and energy are extremely successful at attracting visitors to the new section.
To illustrate the Coriolis effect, visitors are invited to set the centrally located Focault type pendulum in motion to see how the pendulum will always fall into the same pattern of movement, no matter the direction in which it is first thrown.
Mads Hammerich, scientific consultant to Experimentarium, comments, "The revolve certainly works well and is fulfilling our need for an interactive, attractive and lively exhibit that also satisfies our science goals. Ongoing development should see us create even more visitor interaction."
British Turntable revolves are used all over the world in visitor and heritage centres to enhance visitor experience. Smaller revolves, from 12cm diameter upwards, are used extensively to create cost-effective interactive displays, while larger people movers, up to 30m diameter in some instances, are used to transport visitors through multi-media presentations. Recent major projects of this type include the Home Planet area of London's Millennium Dome and Bailey's Icon Centre in Leopardstown, Dublin.
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