Evening Reading

By Nick Breckon, Sep 10, 2009 6:00pm PDT Making my way to the California Academy of Sciences tonight to have some fun at the Morrison Planetarium, the largest digital planetarium in the world. EA held a Spore event at the place last year, three weeks before it opened to the public. Will Wright and Frank Drake (of Drake Equation fame) were in attendance. It was pretty amazing.

What's nice about the Morrison is they've incorporated a ton of NASA data and images from beyond the Milky Way galaxy. The software can push in on Earth, and pull all the way back to the outer-reaches of the known universe. I can't imagine what kind of impact that would have had on me as a child. The Moon is crazy enough.

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