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SL Astronomy – David Rumsey Maps November 5, 2008

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, education, Second Life.
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The David Rumsey Map Colection has put models of some of their maps in SL. Especially interesting are the globes, since the flat images were really designed to fit on a globe (check out the Cassini celestial globe online.)

View of southern hemisphere

Pictured here is a view of the southern hemisphere from inside a globe originally designed by Cassini. Inside each of the globes is an orrery with the 5 visible planets. Visitors can either fly or have a seat in the middle of the globe. Note that since you are *inside* the globe, the sky is reversed (in this view, north is up and things on the left side are to the west)

slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rumsey%20Maps%203/121/69/55

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