The Globe

Globe with cutaway view. (foto F. Padovan)

     Below a panel explaining the structure of the Earth’s interior there is a rotating globe, 70 centimetres in diameter with a cutaway view to enable you to see the structure of the interior.
     This globe is set up with the Poles’ axis horizontal (unlike the usual globes) to show how, when the axis is rotated (to Europe, Australia, etc.), the Earth changes its position in relation to space.
     Since many visitors normally picture people upright at the North Pole and upside down at the South Pole, seeing the globe in this horizontal position makes them pause to think.