Science on the Half Sphere, a planetarium media initiative in collaboration with CosmoQuest, has just released a series of fisheye images and video to be used in full dome productions. SotHS is a collaboration of efforts from the staff, faculty, and students at the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium to bring free, full-dome media to other facilities. The initial product of this partnership, called Cosmic Castaways, was a 22-minute full-dome production featured at the Ward Beecher Planetarium this past fall.
Dr. Patrick Durrell and Dr. John Feldmeier, both from YSU, have taken on this project with the help of National Science Foundation research grants. Also included in this initiative are fisheye images taken from the Mauna Kea Observatories, a prime location for astronomical research in Hawaii, with some of the largest telescopes in the world, including the Gemini North Telescope.
To see the full set of fisheye images, click here.
To see the full set of fisheye time-lapse videos, click here.
To learn more about Cosmic Castaways and the Mauna Kea images, please visit the CosmoQuest Blog: Science on the Half Sphere.