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Astrovisualization

Overview: As part of the Universe of Learning project, the Caltech/IPAC team is using immersive technologies (VR/AR) to develop visualization tool and products that create a novel and more intuitive way to interact with and learn about science and the universe. In addition, we plan to provide a forum for those engaged in science visualization activities to share their knowledge and experience via a series of annual astrovisualization workshops. During these workshops, attendees will collaborate on the development of immersive visualization products that benefit the science and outreach communities, as well as document/communicate best practices in the field to the wider community.

As part of the Universe of Learning project, the Caltech/IPAC team is using immersive technologies (VR/AR)  to develop visualization tool and products that create a novel and more intuitive way to interact with and learn about science and the universe.   In addition, we plan to provide  a forum for those engaged in science visualization activities to share their knowledge and experience via a series of annual astrovisualization workshops.  During these workshops, attendees will  collaborate on the development of immersive visualization products that benefit the science and outreach communities, as well as document/communicate best practices in the field to the wider community. 

 

VR/AR 

The Caltech/IPAC group has created a  short VR experience featuring the Trappist-1 system. The demo is now an integral part of many of our outreach activities including science fairs, community events, scientific conferences and more.  

 

Workshops

The Caltech/IPAC Communications & Education team is organizing a workshop on astrovisualization on June 11-13, 2018 in Pasadena. The workshop will bring together key players in the world of astrovisualization to discuss and exchange information about latest technologies and best practices that can enable a far-reaching and more impactful communication of science and astronomy to diverse audiences. 

AstoViz Workshop 2018 - Official Website