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Virtual Planetarium in Cyber Stage

  • Valery Burkin
  • Martin Göbel
  • Frank Hasenbrink
  • Stanislav Klimenko
  • Igor Nikitin
  • Henrik Tramberend
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)

Abstract

We describe an educational application in virtual environment, intended for teaching and demonstration of basics of astronomy. The application includes 3D models of 30 objects in the Solar System, 3200 nearby stars, a large database, containing textual descriptions of all objects in a scene, interactive map of constellations and tools for search and navigation. The methods, needed for visualization of different scale astronomical objects in virtual environment, are described.

Keywords

Solar System Virtual Environment Angular Size Virtual Space Scene Graph 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valery Burkin
    • 1
  • Martin Göbel
    • 1
  • Frank Hasenbrink
    • 1
  • Stanislav Klimenko
    • 1
  • Igor Nikitin
    • 1
  • Henrik Tramberend
    • 1
  1. 1.GMD - German National Research Center for Information TechnologyGermany

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