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Seeing the Unseen

presented by Carter Emmart

7:30 PM Saturday, August 30, 2014
Ross School East Hampton Tennis Center
20 Goodfriend Dr, East Hampton, NY


Telescopes reveal what we cannot see by our eyes alone, and seeing more is always exciting because we have to figure out what it is that we are seeing. From new satellite views of worlds close, to new observations of the universe on the broadest scales, we see more about our origins as matter, as a planet and as life. Visualization technology brings together exciting new imagery at the forefront of discovery with the ability to describe it through context. Examples from the American Museum of Natural History ’s new space show, Dark Universe will be shown, along with demonstration of the museum’s Digital Universe Atlas and Worldwide Telescope, a free viewer from Microsoft Research.

Carter Emmart is the director of Astrovisualization for production and education at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. He was one of the original team members at AMNH of the NASA funded Digital Galaxy Project that helped redefine how a planetarium theater can present science to the public. Carter directs space show production and oversees software development for interactive use of the 3D universe atlas known as the Digital Universe.

Following this talk, and weather permitting, Montauk Observatory telescopes will be available for a guided tour of the night sky.

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