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Saturday, September 2 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Extreme Universe Animated - a Collaboration between Art Students and Astronomers

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What if you put a team of astronomers and a class of animation students together to try to explain the mysteries of the gamma-ray universe as seen with the Fermi satellite? For four years scientists from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have worked with Maryland Institute College of Art students to produce a series of animations based on Fermi research that includes black holes, pulsars, dark matter and more. In this panel, astronomers will describe the underlying science, then students will present their animations.

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Laurence Arcadias

Chair and Professor, Animation dept, Maryland Institute College of Art
Animation is a great way to observe the world.
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Dr. Robin Corbet

Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, Baltimore County/NASA Goddard
Astronomy, art/science collaborations, SETI, music...


Lily Martin

Student, Maryland Insitute College of Art
Lily Martin is currently a student at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She specializes in Illustration and Animation.

Dr. Roopesh Ojha

Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr Roopesh Ojha is an astronomer working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. His current work is focused on supporting the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and conducting multi-wavelength and multi-messenger observations of active galactic nuclei (galaxies harboring... Read More →

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Stacy Bruss

Director, Event Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Physical Measurement Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools... Read More →

Saturday September 2, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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