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Digital Planetarium show & tell
Date: Friday, April 4th
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Place: Sterling Hall Planetarium
Speaker: Jim Madsen, WIPAC, UW-River Falls
Abstract: Join colleagues from the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) and others for a drop-in “show and tell” of a digital planetarium system from 4 to 6 pm in the Sterling Hall planetarium on Friday, April 4.

This system allows visitors to explore more of the cosmos in new ways and provides colleagues in other disciplines a new platform for teaching and learning in an enriching and engaging environment. Whether it's a tour of the universe or a trip through the human heart, there are growing numbers of datasets and interactive tools finding their way into the domed learning environment. This system allows for real-time data access, professional rendering, custom production, and remote domecasting presentations. Hear about plans to bring this technology to the UW system with the help of the Growth Agenda. Stop over and meet Joel Halvorson, a seasoned digital dome professional, and see how you can better tell your story in a domed environment.
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