New York Virtual Volcano Observatory
The New York Virtual Volcano Observatory (NYVVO) on Governors Island recreates 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.
The New York Virtual Volcano Observatory (VVO) will host a pop-up art-science exhibition by the WetLab of NYU-Gallatin titled PHREATIC! from May 1-June 7. The title stems from the type of explosive eruption prompted when water (WetLab) meets volcanism (VVO)! The remainder of the public season will include the interactive art-science outreach that the VVO is known for, adapted for COVID.