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Virtual Astronomy Live
August 20, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PMFree
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will present a Virtual Astronomy Live program on Thursday, August 20 from 5:30PM to 7:00 p.m. EST. This free event will explore the visualization of spaceflight experiences.
Viewers will hear from Jason Craig, visualization producer of the NASA’s Eyes software at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Bob Palmer, software engineer and freelance game developer. During the event, Craig will explore and discuss the Eyes on the Solar System, a program that lets you explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them. Using real trajectory data, you can recreate famous moments in solar system exploration or preview exciting adventures yet to come. Meanwhile, Palmer will discuss walking the line between realistic visual design of space exploration parts while keeping them fun for a video game audience.
A pre-show will take place at 5:00pm ET exploring immersive astronaut training. Viewers will learn about how NASA simulates the harsh conditions of space with Elysia Segal, lead teaching artist and educator at the Intrepid Museum.
The event is hosted and co-produced by John “Das” Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy, and moderated by Summer Ash, an astrophysicist, rocket scientist and freelance writer.
The livestream can be seen here: https://kerbalspaceacademy.com/intrepid.
The event is suitable for all ages. For more information and to register, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
This is the fifth in a monthly series of Virtual Astronomy Live programs. The next iteration on September 17 will feature Exploring Asteroids in Our Solar System.