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SL Astronomy – Science School November 27, 2008

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, education, Science, Second Life.
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This may be the information overload location for astronomy in Second Life.


Right around the corner from where Science Friday meets is a Physics and Astronomy exhibit on Science School island.  There is a big display of intro-astro type exhibits, with a LOT of explanatory text.  The nice part about that is, you don’t end up with 50 notecards in your inventory latter. But only a couple of the exhibits are actually interactive or 3D, so it’s not much better than using the web.

Behind the exhibit is something that looks like it was modeled after the Hayden planetarium.  It is filled with more astronomy, or maybe I should say planetary science, exhibits.  There are some really good ones on the ground floor. I love the one just to the right as you walk in, where you can send an IR photon at a CO2 atom to see what happens.  There are fewer exhibits higher up, and I couldn’t actually see the one in the dome do anything.



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