2014 Sci-Vis Showcase in 3D
- Directed By: Multiple Directors
- Shorts Program
- 60 Minutes
- Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00 p.m.
The first film tells the story of the advanced technology incorporated into the Observatory, which routinely produces the sharpest images of any ground-based, 4-meter class telescope in the world. The second film shares the experience of IU undergraduate and graduate students using the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope to conduct research with IU faculty. Observing experience is fundamental to learning astronomical science. Finally, the third film describes the forefront research conducted by IU faculty and students studying the origin and evolution of stars, star clusters, the Milky Way, and distant galaxies.
These short films have been produced through a collaboration between the Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Advanced Visualization Laboratory of University Information Technology Services, and funded in part by a grant from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium.
Additional stereoscopic 3D visualizations of star cluster formation and behavior, simulated using IU's Big Red II supercomputer, will also be shown. (2K DCP - 3D presentation)