StarFlight Astronomy Visualization Exhibit Opens in Mexico City’s Laboratorio Arte Alameda

Participants: Brenda Lopez Silva, Laura Wolf, Nicholas Schwarz, Robert Kooima, Timothy Donaghy, Keith Vanderlinde, Staci Willis, James Sweitzer

Institutions: University of Chicago, Laboratorio Arte Alameda


Mexico City, Mexico

StarFlight, an interactive virtual reality application that explores the three-dimensional nature of constellations, opens in Mexico City’s Laboratorio Arte Alameda on November 28 and runs through February 11, 2007. The exhibit was developed by the University of Chicago’s Center for the Presentation of Science in collaboration with the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

StarFlight provides an interactive exploration of the Orion, Ursa Major and Scorpius constellations from Earth and from space using star data cataloged by the European Space Agency’s Hipparcos Satellite. It is being exhibited in Mexico City as part of a cooperative educational outreach agreement between the University of Chicago and the Laboratorio Arte Alameda.


Date: November 28, 2006 - February 11, 2007
StarFlight GUI (seeing Ursa Major) - Brenda A. Lopez, EVL

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