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Welcome to the Science On a Sphere® Catalog!

Most of the material in the Science On a Sphere® catalog were created by NOAA and NASA and are freely available for public use. Others have been created by science museums, universities, and other individuals.

The source and credit information is listed in the column on the right-hand side of the individual pages for the material. Be sure to check the source before using a dataset. For more information, please visit our Copyright Notice. If you have questions, feel free to contact


The Science On a Sphere® Dataset Catalog is comprised of datasets from NOAA, NASA, universities, science centers and other organizations. Each dataset entry includes a description of the dataset, a picture, a video, notable features, relevant links, and source information.

Live Programs

Live programs are carefully crafted presentations that use SOS datasets to tell a story and teach audiences about a specific topic, such as ocean currents or extreme weather events.

Playlist Builder

Build and download a playlist of Science On a Sphere® datasets for your SOS from the comfort of your web browser.