The MOVA globe is the first member of a new family of objects that come quietly
to life when touched by light, without wires or batteries. The globe floats at
a point of perfect balance between buoyant forces and gravitational forces, and
slowly turns as it feels the force of the Earth's magnetic field and the energy
carried in light. Its perpetual, quiet motion brings a tranquil point of focus
to a room. Add more light and watch the Earth spin faster, dim the setting and
observe it slowing. It really is an amazing sight to see!
The MOVA globe works similarly to a compass in that the Earth's magnetic field
makes this work!
This Star Map edition of the MOVA globe is an elegant option available for
anyone who holds an affinity for the night sky and all its wonders. The constellations
of the vast sky are recreated in meticulous detail and framed against the deep
blue of the globe. The constellations and major stars are labeled for convenience,
and when placed strategically in any office or living room, the globe makes
for an excellent conversation piece and can even serve as an astronomy teaching
aid in the classroom!
- Globe spins when touched by light, no batteries required
- Operates on a point of perfect balance
- Utilizes buoyant and gravitational forces
- More light, faster spin, less light, slower spin
- Star map features the constellations of the sky
- Constellations framed against dark blue globe
- Constellations are labeled
- Looks great on an office desk
- Globe is 4.5 inches diameter. (11.43 cm)
Box Size: 7.25in (18.42cm) x 6.00in (15.24cm) x 5.75in (14.61cm)
Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Weight: 2 lb 6 oz ( 1.08 kg )