StarFlight: An Interactive VR Exploration of the Three-Dimensional Nature of Constellations
Researchers: Brenda Lopez Silva, Lance Long, Nicholas Schwarz, Robert Kooima
“StarFlight” developed by the University of Chicago’s Center for the Presentation of Science in collaboration with EVL is an interactive 3D virtual reality exhibit that provides an interactive exploration of the Orion, Ursa Major and Scorpius constellations. Users can view the constellations from Earth or from outer space. “StarFlight’s” virtual outer space is a visualization of the Hipparcos star catalog. Hipparcos, a satellite operated by the European Space Agency from 1989-1993, catalogued the position of nearly 120,000 stars in our galaxy.
“StarFlight” installations include:
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Date: July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006