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About

 

The New York Virtual Volcano Observatory on Governors Island will recreate the experience of exploring a volcano within NYC. NYVVO seeks to make the experience of exploration accessible to a broad audience, to engage visitors of all ages in the excitement of geology, and to share the surprisingly important role NYC has played in volcano science. We are a collaboration between NYC-based scientists and artists, featuring real world and virtual interactions with volcanic geology.

Find us weekends, June-October, 2019
Nolan Park, House No. 4A
Governors Island, NYC

contact: nyvolcano@gmail.com

 

Hands-on Geology

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Touch volcanic rock (lava from New Jersey!) and examine rock crystals under a microscope.

Sonic Experience

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Listen to the sound of the volcano, through recordings of actual eruptions and the music it inspired.

Virtual Reality

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Explore volcanoes from across the world and close to home through virtual reality interactions. (Image credit: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Brett Carr)