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Building an audience in VR

I’ve just created a new version of my virtual starship: the Comfy Chair edition. This is a single person seated version of the starship that can be operated entirely using hand tracking.

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The Virtual Starship

Traditionally astronomers have represented their data as two-dimensional images, often as Hammer-Aitoff projections of Earth’s sky. This tradition has continued even into the age of Gaia, which has provided us with vast 3D data sets.

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Gamifying the Nearest Stars

A long time dream of mine has been to have access to a catalog of all the nearest stars and brown dwarfs, with all their properties: temperature, size, mass and exoplanets.

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