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Wednesday 16 June 2004

Contest Winners:
3D Models on the
Largest Display in the World

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
with the Evans & Sutherland
Digistar II planetarium projector
on the IMAX Dome

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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's new planetarium projector, the Digistar II from the 3D veterans at Evans and Sutherland in Utah, is used mainly to project stars and constellations for planetarium shows. But it is the first digital planetarium projector, and is fully programmable to do 3D points and lines in the immersive dome environment. The staff at the Fleet have agreed to work with us to produce this event, showing you the winners of our 3D model contest, along with a look at some of the 3d tricks the projector can do.

Click here for information on entering the contest (deadline 26 April 2004).

Schedule

6:30 - 7:30 PM Social hour

7:30 - 9:00 PM Presentation

Members: free
Non-members: $5.00

Address, Directions & Map

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado (on Museum Row in Balboa Park)
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 238-1233

Directions from Qualcomm Stadium
Go WEST on I-8 to SOUTH on Cal-163, take the Park Blvd. exit as Cal-163 ends, between the I-5 north and south ramps. At the light turn LEFT (west) on Park Blvd. Go up the hill past the naval hospital on the right and the Centro La Raza building on the left. Look for the R.H. Fleet Science Center on the left, with a big lit color sign advertising the latest IMAX movie. Park on the street or turn left onto Space Center Way and park in the RH Fleet lot. The presentation is in the IMAX dome.

Click here for a map and more detailed directions.

Special thanks to Philip Staiger and Eovia for data translation using AmapiTM.

Updated 03/23/04 

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