Since opening in March 2002, the Visualization Center at Scripps has had more than 2,500 visitors, of which ∼500 were education- and outreach-related. Based upon follow-up requests and referrals, we expect these numbers to grow. The center's state-of-the-art visualization technology projects high-resolution, multidimensional images onto a 120° curved Panoram® floor-to-ceiling screen (8′6″ by 28′4″) that immerses viewers in a virtual environment (Figure 1). The center is ideal for presenting and manipulating very large data sets to groups of up to 50 people, and the system is equipped with transmitters and LCD shutter glasses that allow stereographic 3D viewing...

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