[SLED] Virtual BLAST will fly today (March 3)

Chris Rowe chr at rowe.com
Sun Mar 11 23:59:44 PDT 2007

Is there a video of this?

On 3/3/07, Hilary Mason <Hilary.Mason at jwu.edu> wrote:
> Hello educators,
> I'd like to invite you all to participate in our latest project, which
> is launching today!
> BLAST (Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope) is a
> scientific ballooning project dedicated to understanding the origins of
> the universe. Last December, BLAST flew from a Long Duration Balloon
> over Antarctica. By providing the first sensitive large-area
> submillimeter surveys at these wavelengths, BLAST will address some of
> the most important cosmological and Galactic questions regarding the
> formation and evolution of stars, galaxies and clusters.
> Virtual BLAST brings a detailed recreation of the gondola and telescope
> to Second Life! Virtual BLAST will be flying over the SL grid today,
> visiting several educational builds. The BLAST crew will be handing out
> scientific ballooning goodies and spreading the word about balloon-borne
> scientific achievements.
> If you have the time, catch up with the crew this afternoon... IM Ann
> Enigma for more info or for a tp to the current location.
> Here is the schedule (all times in SLT):
> 9:00am to 9:45am : Info Island block
> 9:45am to 10:00am : Berkman
> 10:00am to 10:15am : Glidden
> 10:15am to 11:00am : NMC Campus
> 5:00 to 5:15pm : Boracay
> 5:15 to 5:30pm : Terra Incognita
> 5:30pm to 5:45pm : Casablanca
> Final flight over the main grid, then a landing at the International
> Spaceflight Museum!
> On March 4 (tomorrow) at 11:00am SLT, Matthew Truch (SL: Half Moo), one
> of the BLAST scientists, will be speaking at the International
> Spaceflight Museum. He will give an overview of the project, talk about
> what it's like to work in Sweden and Antarctica, and comment on the
> results to date. Questions are welcome.
> BLAST is funded by the NSF and NASA.
> Virtual BLAST is brought to you by the Immersive Media Team at Johnson &
> Wales University.
> Thanks,
> Hilary Mason (SL: Ann Enigma)
> Computer Graphics and New Media
> Johnson & Wales University
> http://www.3greeneggs.com (blog)
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Chris Rowe
M.Ed. Tech. Student
UT Brownsville
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