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"Flight to the Moon" mini-show available from Clark Planetarium

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  • Mike Murray
    Greetings from Salt Lake! NASA and Clark Planetarium Productions has partnered to create the only fulldome news brief about the space agency s two new moon
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 29, 2009
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      Greetings from Salt Lake!

      NASA and Clark Planetarium Productions has partnered to create the only
      fulldome "news brief" about the space agency's two new moon missions, the
      Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and
      Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). The probes were launched together from the
      Kennedy Space Center on June 18, and LRO has already returned images of the
      lunar surface in unprecedented detail, including photos of most of the
      Apollo landing sites. LCROSS is on track to watch its Centaur upper stage
      rocket impact a permanently shadowed crater on the lunar south pole in
      October.

      The 9-minute news reel depicts these events in a full-dome,
      three-dimensional fashion that allows audiences to feel like they're riding
      along with the spacecraft to the moon.

      This news brief has both a fulldome video rendering and a flat-screen video
      version (480p, 720p and 1080p). Thanks to funding from NASA, the fulldome
      show can be made available for the cost of processing and shipping. The flat
      screen versions, either on DVD or as QuickTime files, are available for use
      in exhibits, flat screen theaters, television news stories, or the web.

      For more information on how to get them, check out:

      http://www.clarkplanetarium.org/distribution/index.php?page=lrolcross

      Prices and sample images are located there. A four-minute version of the
      video will be uploaded to the website soon (so don't panic when the
      "trailer" button doesn't bring up anything yet!). For questions, feel free
      to call or email me directly.

      Enjoy!
      Mike.

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      Mike Murray
      Programs Manager
      Clark Planetarium
      110 South 400 West
      Salt Lake City, UT 84101
      (801) 456-4949
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