Saturday, July 25, 2015

Get on to some weather talks at the National Daegu Meteorological Museum

Get on some weather talks at the National Daegu Meteorological Museum

Get on some weather talks at the National Daegu Meteorological Museum.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. No skepticism here. That’s what John Ruskin said, and one new museum here in Daegu took that as an inspiration, and got the famous line plastered on its bright walls.

Opened in 2014, the National Daegu Meteorological Museum takes pride in being the first of its kind in Korea. It is a treasure trove of knowledge about weather, climate, and weather forecasting. And as a mom to two homeschoolers, places like these serve as effective alternatives to learning. 

A huge white sofa, sprawled right near the entrance to the Exhibit Hall 1, allows you to lean back to view an animated movie about the changing seasons. And why do you have to lean back, almost lying down? Because the big screen is on the ceiling!
Inside the Exhibit Hall 1, different weather instruments are displayed and you get to sit in front of a box-like instrument that blows wind at varying speed, right into your face! 

A simulated tidal wave is on display at the exhibit hall 2. At the press of a button, huge waves form and crash into the buildings near the shore. Causes of typhoons and cyclones are also explained through visual displays here. Also, you get a virtual experience of flying a plane over a typhoon. 

Do you have what it takes to be a weather forecaster? Exhibit Hall 3 brings everyone an interesting experience standing in front of TV cameras and get on to some weather forecasting.   
Korea’s nationally-funded researches on yellow dust, artificial rain, carbon tracking, and marine weather are also proudly showcased here. And to culminate the experience, grab a 3D glasses at the movie theater across from Exhibit Hall 1 and enjoy an animated movie about a “lost world” adventure.

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