# Biosphere 2
Solar energy startup helps power Biosphere 2 and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery; are Arizona highways next?
David Vili, SolarSpace founder and CEO, at the Biosphere 2 near a SolarSpace M8 Dual-Axis Tracker.(SolarSpace) (Pinal County, AZ) Have you ever used a magnifying glass to start a campfire? If so, you’ve seen what concentrated solar power can do on a small scale.
University of Arizona startup incubator launches at Biosphere 2, attracting sustainable tech companies to Pinal County
The exterior of Biosphere 2.(Tech Parks Arizona) (Oracle, Arizona) The University of Arizona Center for Innovation at Biosphere 2, a startup incubator focused on sustainable tech and renewable energy, held its grand opening on April 12.
Biosphere 2 is another Earth in the middle of the Sonoran Desert
(Oracle, AZ) You may remember the screwball comedy “Bio-Dome” starring Pauly Shore back in 1996, but did you know that it was based on something very real right here in Arizona?
How Does Biosphere 2 Work & Why Should You Go Visit?
Did you know that in the midst of the Arizona desert there is a place where once a crew locked themselves inside for 2 solid years to observe vegetation and find out of they could thrive in the controlled environment? This location is called Biosphere 2 and its story is fascinating and ongoing. Today we are visiting this location which is now run by the University of Arizona and learning about what makes this location so special even today!
Biosphere 2 Tour (World's Largest Earth Science Experiment) Oracle, Arizona
Visiting Bioshere 2 in Oracle, Arizona. Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility. It has been owned by the University of Arizona since 2011. This 7,200,000-cubic-foot sealed glass and space-frame structure contains 5 biomes, including a 900,000-gallon ocean, a rain forest, a desert, agricultural areas and a human habitat.