Ferro Window

Ferrowindow offers museumgoers an opportunity to play with magnetic fluid on a large scale with very powerful magnets. The result is often mesmerizing.

The Brief: 

Chabot Space and Science Center had a grant from NASA to create an exhibition on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a telescope in orbit. Part of the SDO's mission is to investigate the magnetic fields caused by solar nuclear activity, and how its body appears to be magnetic and liquid at the same time. 

I had heard about ferrofluid from Charles Sowers and set about creating one of the few museum-scale ferrofluid exhibits for Chabot's exhibition, titled Touch The Sun