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SXSW: Astrophysics Goes Hollywood: Cinematic Science
Astronomical observatories like NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes reveal our universe as never before. The amazing visuals they capture...

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CADENS
CADENS (The Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science) is a National Science Foundation-supported project to increase digital literacy and inform...

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Solar Superstorms
A fury is building on the surface of the sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000...

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Adler Planetarium Fulldome Production
The Advanced Visualization Lab is working with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago on an upcoming full-dome production.  AVL has created...

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RIVEEL 3D
"RIVEEL 3D" (Realtime Immersive 3D Virtual Environments for Education and Learning) is part of the Cyprus Institute's new cultural heritage...

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The Demo
The Demo
Collaboration on this project began in early 2013 with the performance to take place at the Krannert Center for the...

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Wolf
Wolf
    WOLF, the third live-performance in the Unreliable Bestiary. eDream collaborated with WOLF creator Deke Weaver, Assistant Professor in...

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Stellar orbits that have revealed the existence of a supermassive black hole that is 4 million times the mass of the sun and that lies at the center of the Galaxy ~25,000 light years away. The Galactic center also plays host to an unexpected population of young, massive stars, whose orbits can provide insight into their origin as well as the hostile environment surrounding a supermassive black hole. The movie shows a 3-dimensional visualization of the stellar orbits in the Galactic center based on data obtained by the W. M. Keck Telescopes between 1995 and 2012. Stars with the best determined orbits are shown with full ellipses and trails behind each star span ~15-20 years. These stars are color-coded to represent their spectral type: Early-type (young) stars are shown in teal green, late-type (old) stars are shown in orange, and those with unknown spectral type are shown in magenta. Stars without ellipses are from a statistical sample and follow the observed radial distributions for the early (white) or late (yellow/orange) type stars. These stars are embedded in a model representation of the inner Milky Way provided by NCSA/AVL to provide context for the visualization.
Galactic Center Orbital Models and Inner Stellar Distributions
Stellar orbits that have revealed the existence of a supermassive black hole that is 4 million times the mass of...

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First Impressions: Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals
"Mini-masterpieces: the Art of the Mesopotamian Cylinder Seal" @ Spurlock Museum  2/10/13 exhibit opening   The redesign of the The...

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Chungliang Al Huang practices his performance for the show "The Tao of Bach."
(photo by Bob Patterson)
AVL and eDream work with Krannert Center for “Tao of Bach”
released 09.05.12 Chungliang Al Huang practices his performance for the show "The Tao of Bach." (photo by Bob Patterson) by...

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