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2011 Annual Science Report

Carnegie Institution of Washington Reporting  |  SEP 2010 – AUG 2011

EPO Activity: Deep Sea Vents Interactive Astrobiology Kiosk and Poster

Project Progress

A portable, interactive version of the award-winning poster, Astrobiology: Discovering New Worlds of Life (published in 2002), was produced in 2003. The kiosk is available to all members of the NAI scientific and education and public outreach (E/PO) teams to be displayed at conferences, schools, universities, and public lectures, as well as museums, science centers, and libraries for public display on a rotational basis. Between January 2010 and April 2011, the kiosk was on display alongside the NAI-sponsored exhibit “Beyond the Edge of the Sea” at Pennsylvania State University. It was then on display at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore from April through September 2011. Thousands of the CIW poster Astrobiology: Discovering New Worlds of Life have been distributed to kiosk visitors.

A young visitor activates a touch point on the kiosk to see video about an aspect of the exploration of deep sea vents