Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[photos] In the planetarium

One of today’s Launch Pad events was a visit to the planetarium here at the University of Wyoming. Mary Robinette Kowal, Alma Alexander and I went over early with instructor Jim Verley as he set up, so I got some photos of the projector and starball. These were shot under very low light conditions, so they’re not ideal, but they’re still pretty cool.

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The starball.

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The starball illuminated from within.

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Configuration controls on the base of the starball.

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The operator’s panel.

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The planets.

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Detailed view of one of the planetary drives. Mmm, clockwork.

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Steven Gould outside the entrance. Note the human factors design in the mechanical room access.

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

Tags: conventions, cool, photos, science
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