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Aeolian Landscape presents a swirling storm of sand inside a large chamber covered by a plexiglass top. A knob on the top of the exhibit rotates a sturdy fan set in the base of the chamber.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Mezzanine
Does the sand all pile up in the same way?
Air—not water—erupts through fine powder to sculpt these roiling streams.
Liquid glycerin drips down, creating unique shapes and shadow patterns.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
A piece of fabric undulates in complex ways.
Like comets, these chunks of dry ice slowly disintegrate as they move, leaving a visible trail of condensed water vapor.
Swirling, drifting, billowing movements of air reveal themselves in the fog.
See the chemical reactions taking place in an electrolytic cell, as electricity flowing through a tank of salt water and pH-indicating dye creates zones of acidic (yellow) and basic (blue) solutions.
Bubbling sand evokes a geothermal landscape.
This seismograph is an earthquake detector that records the up-and-down motion of the ground—whether made by tectonic activity or by you.
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