A representative sampling of OmniGlobe installations, roughly in chronological order. Although our proprietary technologies were largely established by 2006, the product has continued to evolve to take advantage of improving projector technology. Our current 2nd generation dual projection systems using Canon LCOS projectors were first introduced in late 2012. OmniGlobes are presently installed in over 30 countries.
* Includes client comments
First Installed OmniGlobe 2002
This installation in Indianapolis was the first and last 80″ OmniGlobe. Originally showing only ARC Science’s Paleo Animation, the software as since been upgraded to full current capabilities.
“Our globe, now 14 years old, continues to be a highlight of the gallery. Visitors are drawn to it, and stay, to explore its many programs. It’s such an important part of the interpretation that we plan to incorporate it in upcoming gallery modifications. The ARC Science staff is responsive when technical issues arise and have provided new programming, making the globe experience even richer.”—Peggy Fisherkeller, Curator of Geology, Indiana State Museum
First Enhanced Contrast OmniGlobe 2004
The first OmniGlobes with the enhanced contrast screens were installed in the headquaters of Weathernews Inc. in Toyko and their office in Norman, Oklahoma, shown here.
First Dual Projector OmniGlobe 2006
San Diego Natural History Museum. The first dual OmniGlobe in the U.S. installed June 2006.
Korea Space Museum
60″ Dual OmniGlobe at the Departmant of Earth, Korea Space Center, Space Museum, near Goehung, Korea
Technorama Science Center
Technorama Science Center, Winterthur, Switzerland
This was our first suspended globe in 2008, based on our first generation dual projection technology.
Vulcania Museum, Auvergne, France
University of Zürich, Switzerland
This 60″ OmniGlobe at the University is used to as a visualize tool for their science research.
Colorado State University Atmospheric Sciences
“In our higher education setting, we are able to disconnect the OmniGlobe from where it usually sits in the middle of our building lobby and easily roll it to our classroom on another floor for use in graduate classes and educational outreach programs. We have created custom displays from atmospheric science data and maps and students and staff will often use the touchscreen panel mounted to the lobby wall to change what is displayed.”—Kelley Wittmeyer, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
The 60 inch OmniGlobe at Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan, integrated with the Earth Navigator system. This complete system is available in Japan from the NOMURA Co., Ltd
Denver Botanic Gardens
This dual 60″ OmniGlobe installed in the Denver Botanic Gardens in 2009 has now been upgraded to the 2nd generation dual system for placement in the Garden’s new Science Pyramid building.
Old Dominion University
“The OmniGlobe is our Planetarium’s satellite, like Earth’s Moon. I pass by it on my way to and from work and often witness an undergraduate exploring the planets whilst waiting for class or a 14 year-old campus visitor confidently demonstrating her knowledge of ocean currents to her 11 year old brother. It’s impossible to measure the impact on STEM recruitment but I’ve no doubt it is significant.”—Dr. Declan G. De Paor, Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Pretlow Planetarium, Old Dominion University.
Twents Techniek Museum
Twents Techniek Museum Heim. Netherlands
IBM Almaden Research Center
IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California. Their first application was epidemiological modeling visualizations.
Front Range Community College
“We have really enjoyed our OmniGlobe at FRCC. It is a wonderful show piece for students and visitors in our science building. Many faculty in many different disciplines, including biology, geology, astronomy, and meteorology use the OmniGlobe in their instruction to provide visual aids for different course concepts. The service that we received from ARC was excellent.”—Chris C. Romero, Ph.D., Lead Faculty, General Biology, Larimer Campus, Colorado
The Mind Museum
“The OmniGlobe is one of the exciting highlights of The Mind Museum. It sits at the doorstep of our Earth Gallery. Kids and adults alike gravitate to it as soon as they enter the museum and get glued on the many things that they can do with it. The Mind Museum has a strong preference to have exhibits originally designed and locally made by Filipino artists but the OmniGlobe is an exception that is undoubtedly worth it. “—Maria Isabel Garcia, Curator, The Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Metro Manila, Philippines
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Oregon State University
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
NOAA National Tsunami Warning Center, Alaska
Max Planck Science Tunnel
Originating for the World Exposition EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany, this major traveling science exhibit tours all over the world.
Buffalo Museum of Science
“The OmniGlobe has been a valuable addition to our science studio experience. The OmniGlobe allows us to track and playback significant weather events like a recent 10 foot lake effect snow fall which paralyzed western New York. Visitors to our museum interact with our OmniGlobe to see for themselves using real-time data how events like tsunamis and lake effect snow form and dissipate.”—David Cinquino, Exhibits Director, Buffalo Museum of Science
University of Montana
60″ OmniGlobe in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences building, Univ. of Montana, Missoula.
University of British Columbia
“The OmniGlobe has been a great success in our museum and department. The Globe is open to the public during the week and is available for private tour bookings through the Pacific Museum of Earth. We’ve run approximately 50 OmniGlobe tours since the installation in the spring 2013. Several of the faculty in our department have utilized the Globe during class time to show data related to, for example, natural disasters, ocean circulation, and sea ice coverage. Visitors of all ages enjoy playing with the Globe and we are currently working to develop classroom activities specifically designed around utilizing the OmniGlobe.”—Kirsten Hodge, Ph.D., Curator, Pacific Museum of Earth, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia
Science Museum of Western Virginia
“OmniGlobe continues to be among the favorite experiences of our guests.”—Jim Rollings, Exec. Director, Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia
Earth Day Texas
“The OmniGlobe is an attendee favorite at our annual Earth Day Texas event and it always draws a crowd at smaller events we sponsor throughout the year. It is very easy for users of all ages to navigate between the OmniGlobe’s numerous images and animations, which always capture the interest of just about everyone who sees them running on its large illuminated sphere. ARC Science was very easy to work with when researching the OmniGlobe and their customer service has been exceptional in the years following our purchase.”—Jerry Hess, Chief Information Officer, Earth Day Texas, Dallas
Shore Country Day School
“Creating maps and information on infectious diseases to interact with on the globe was an amazing way for the students to make connections between cell biology and world health. The OmniGlobe brought it all together visually.”— R. Koval, Grade 9 Science Teacher and Science Department Chair
“The OmniGlobe is a wonderful learning tool for even our youngest students at Shore. Recently, we had a local meteorologist come to visit Kindergarten and he used the OmniGlobe to show the children how the clouds move and change throughout the day. We also use the Globe when the students learn about how water is essential to life. It is always eye opening for the children to see just how much of world is covered by water, but not water we can drink.”—C. Ruble, Kindergarten Teacher, Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA