LAS Meeting May 15 - Fiske Planetarium

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

Fiske Planetarium, Boulder, CO

The May 15 meeting will be at the Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, which is on the CU Campus in Boulder, CO. Tito Salas will give us a  demonstration of the new digital 8K full dome projection system.  This should be an amazing show. The dome is illuminated by six projectors each of which are 4K by 2K pixel resolution. The stars, galaxies, and planets are rendered at 8K resolution in realtime using four render computers per projector. A total of 26 computers, 24 for rendering, a master computer, and one for audio. Each render computer has 8 cores, an NVidia K5000 GPU, and 16 GB of memory.

Fiske Planetarium - Science on a Sphere

And, by the way out in the lobby is a "science on a sphere". "Science on a Sphere" is display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere -- giving the appearance of a giant globe hanging in space.

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