Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 about Space on Saturday 12th March

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  • The Next Rocket Scientist: You

    by Nicholas Skytland

    For over half a century, NASA has inspired people across the world to look to the heavens and wonder what secrets are hidden within the cosmos. Solving those mysteries has long been the domain of lab-coat wearing scientists in government agencies and universities. However, with the advent of the internet, social web, and open source data, it has become possible for anyone to make scientific discoveries about our universe. Find out how you can actively contribute to space exploration and how the collective power of the internet is enabling the future of scientific research.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 11:15am to 11:30am, Saturday 12th March

    In Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center

  • All These Worlds Are Yours: Visualizing Space Data

    by Veronica McGregor, Miles O'Brien, Kevin Hussey and Douglas Ellison

    At the intersection of video gaming technology, open government and citizen science are new applications making it easier and more fun for the public to explore space data. Get an inside look at virtual environments incorporating real-time spacecraft data and images. Become an armchair astronaut and travel through the cosmos from your personal computer. Ride along with NASA spacecraft, hazardous asteroids and distant planets, or just experience the vastness and beauty of space. All these worlds are yours... including Europa.

    LEVEL: Beginner

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 12th March

    In Ballroom B, Austin Convention Center

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