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2014-01-15 13:20:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS in Berlin have teamed up with graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA to create a new kind of technique for projecting images in a planetarium-like style. The new technology could help bring the concept of projecting images onto contoured surfaces for a virtual experience to an even wider audience. Dome planetariums use numerous projectors like this to recreate the...

2012-10-05 23:00:03

Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium, announces the presentation of Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System at the Mississippi Planetarium. Learn more at Rainwaterobservatory.org. French Camp, MS (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium (http://www.rainwaterobservatory.org) in French Camp, Mississippi will be offering a free public program called “Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System.” This presentation will be presented on Friday, November 9, 2012, starting at...

Light Pollution Subject Of New Film
2012-08-29 04:47:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Dark-Sky Association and Loch Ness Productions are giving attendees of the International Astronomical Union Congress in Beijing a sneak peak of a full dome video on light pollution called "Losing the Dark." The video showing at the Beijing Planetarium on August 29 is a public service announcement that will give onlookers important facts about light pollution. "Our team designed the show to emphasize some of the...

Texas-Sized Planetarium Plans Underway In Austin
2012-05-28 11:14:45

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Everything is bigger in Texas, but some things in the state just have to be the biggest.  In the latest news, the state capital, Austin, will be earning itself the award of having the largest planetarium in Texas. The 157,000 square foot facility will be a world-class science and technology museum, fearing a full-spectrum interactive science museum, and a technology center. The Austin Planetarium will be built alongside with KUD International, a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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