Performing and Visual Arts, The Sciences: Visualization brings them together at the Gates Planetarium

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608118
Title:
Performing and Visual Arts, The Sciences: Visualization brings them together at the Gates Planetarium
Authors:
Neafus, Daniel; Yu, Ka Chun
Abstract:
The Gates Planetarium has been open for four years as a digital fulldome theater. Al- though the majority of the public shows are in the form of 20-minute pre-rendered movies, we continue to explore visitor programming of longer duration featuring live presenters. To sup- port these alternative shows, specialized software has been developed in house and by con- tractors, allowing us to inves- tigate opportunities that would not have been possible in a tra- ditional planetarium. We also continue to em- brace the use of new tools, techniques, and hardware. The ongoing evolution of visualization hardware has enabled significant improvements to be made over the original 2003 installation. Because of these subsequent updates, we are in a stronger po- sition than ever to offer continu- ing innovation in science educa- tion and artistic programs. Our systems now have long-term sustainability, and with each improvement, the potential for expanded programming increases. Although many of the ideas that we have ad- opted are not unique to the Gates Planetarium, collectively they may serve as an example for other digital planetariums and suggest how domed theaters can evolve and stay relevant for the 21st century.
Affiliation:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Journal:
Planetarian
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608118
Submitted date:
2016-03-26
Document Source:
Peer Reviewed
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorNeafus, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Ka Chunen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:04:19Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:04:19Zen
dc.date.issued2007-09-01en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608118en
dc.description.abstractThe Gates Planetarium has been open for four years as a digital fulldome theater. Al- though the majority of the public shows are in the form of 20-minute pre-rendered movies, we continue to explore visitor programming of longer duration featuring live presenters. To sup- port these alternative shows, specialized software has been developed in house and by con- tractors, allowing us to inves- tigate opportunities that would not have been possible in a tra- ditional planetarium. We also continue to em- brace the use of new tools, techniques, and hardware. The ongoing evolution of visualization hardware has enabled significant improvements to be made over the original 2003 installation. Because of these subsequent updates, we are in a stronger po- sition than ever to offer continu- ing innovation in science educa- tion and artistic programs. Our systems now have long-term sustainability, and with each improvement, the potential for expanded programming increases. Although many of the ideas that we have ad- opted are not unique to the Gates Planetarium, collectively they may serve as an example for other digital planetariums and suggest how domed theaters can evolve and stay relevant for the 21st century.en
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dc.titlePerforming and Visual Arts, The Sciences: Visualization brings them together at the Gates Planetariumen
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dc.identifier.journalPlanetarianen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
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