Patricia Reiff Patricia Reiff

Survey for topics to include in short Eclipse 2017 piece (fulldome and flatscreen)

Updated on August 19, 2016 - 1:35 PM CDT
Posted on August 19, 2016 - 1:27 PM CDT

Tags: Informal | SMD E/PO Community | Educator | Visualizations/ Video | Outreach Working Group | Heliophysics | Planetary Science

Thanks to NASA support, we are creating a *short* (3-7 minute) piece on the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, August  2017.  The idea is to make it in fulldome so it can be an outreach piece for events (short enough that we can reach a lot of people in a short time), or as an "interstitial" (before or after the regular dome showings in a theater), or as a feature in a live presentation.  The final product will be free (but may involve a format fee).    Over 100 planetariums downloaded our piece on the Hubble 25th anniversary, and this will be much better.  

We will also make a flatscreen version to view in a classroom or on a big monitor, but of course it is best viewed in correct geometry on a dome.

It won’t be done till the end of the year … we are still finishing up a show on Magnetism which should be done in a couple of months...

Here’s the link to the survey:  (feel free to share among the planetarium and museum community)

Best wishes…Pat 

Prof. Patricia H. Reiff     Associate Director for Outreach, Rice Space Institute

Rice University MS108, Houston, TX 77251-1892

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