This movie about a global space consortium is featured in our Planet Adirondack Theater after its world premiere here in 2014. The space project is all about water. It's driven by the need to understand more about one of the most powerful systems on Earth. Think of shoveling snow. Imagine the power that pulled all that weight into the sky, and dropped it across thousands of miles. Water Falls uses the sphere of Planet Adirondack to give viewers a global view of water, where it comes from, and where it may be going next.
Escaping from the ocean, then surfing on clouds until taking that fateful fall back to Earth, water is on a journey.
Watch the preview of Water Falls, NASA's new film premiering on Planet Adirondack at The Wild Center on January 25th, 2014.
Remember, the preview is on a flat screen, the movie will show in Planet Adirondack, a perfect sphere, for an otherworldly and unique movie experience.
NASA selected The Wild Center to host the World Premiere of Water Falls on January 25th, 2014.
The film screened four times during the day in Planet Adirondack, each time with a special introduction by the film's producer, Michael Starobin.
The United States and other nations are sending a satellite mission into space in 2014 to measure precipitation. Why is it important? Take a look at this movie to see what these new eyes in space are going to tell us.
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The United State, Japan, France, India and Europe will launch the mission in early 2014.
The Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) use advanced space-borne instruments to measure global precipitation. Through improved measurements of rain and snow, precipitation data can reveal new information on hurricane eyewalls and intensity, measure hazard-triggering rainfall and extreme weather events, provide inputs into climate and land surface models that are affected by manmade and natural conditions, as well as offer new insights into agricultural productivity and world health.
"Scientists need to know how much it rains and snows globally to better understand a range of applications from natural disasters to crop modeling and weather prediction"
-Dalia Kirschbaum, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
The modern history of the Adirondacks is drenched with water. We live in towns named for lakes. We tell people we are going to Champlain, or Placid, or Massawepie, and we are talking in a watery shorthand. NASA chose to premiere the film here in part because of our rich connection to fresh water.
In the past few years water has arrived here in different forms and times. Floods tore up roads and buildings, and snow fell less surely. In a world undergoing climate disruption, changes in where water falls or fails to fall are predicted to change wet places to dry, and vice versa. The effort to understand how water flows around the Earth has special meaning in this place so closely defined by its wealth of clean water.
Michael Starobin, the Producer of Water Falls, talks about the making of his new film.