The first DING globe in Serbia and Southeast Europe and the seventh in the world has been presented and placed in Big Park in Sabac, in the vicinity of tennis courts. The globe DING (short for Day and Night Globe) is an interactive teaching aid that represents a scale replica of the Earth and revolves just as the Earth itself does.
The author of the project, implemented in association with the Institute of Physics, the Association of Physicists of Serbia, the National Museum in Sabac, and numerous individuals, is MA Tatjana Markovic Topalovic, a physics professor at the Medical School in Sabac. The project is implemented under the framework of the city administration's first open competition for contribution to the improvement of the quality of life in the city of Sabac.
- I am happy because I am surrounded by people who understand the significance of this globe and are willing to assist for free. The city administration has supported this project with RSD 200,000, while it's real value is about RSD 1 million. It is a pleasure to cooperate with people whose motive for work is not money - said Tatjana Markovic Topalovic and added that she hoped DING would contribute to both development of scientific awareness and commencement of the construction of a study and science park in Sabac.
The globe is a gift to children, pupils, students and citizens of Sabac and the project author expects DING to become a brand of the city, a tourist attraction, the subject of interest of students from other cities, excursions, astronomers...
This globe has been placed in Sabac in the presence of professor Dr. Mirjana Popovic Bozic who was born in Sabac and now works on the project Stimulating Environment for Studying Natural Sciences.