Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh is a historical observatory in central Utrecht. It was the first home of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute, which was founded in 1854 by C. H. D. Buys Ballot.
Now a museum, the building hosts a mini exhibition at its entrance that targets a young audience of around 12 years of age.
Johannes Verwoerd Studio created a short animated film that complements the spatial exhibition. When visitors enter the room, Buys Ballot’s former workspace comes to life. The meteorologist’s ghost sits behind the table, his hands visible. Welcoming guests, he briefly explains the history of both the building and of weather forecasting in general.