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The Sciences

Create your own tour of the Universe!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitDecember 20, 2009 7:00 PM

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On Friday I posted about a video created by the NYC American Museum of Natural History taking you on a tour of the Universe. I just received a note from Ben Oppenheimer, the Associate Curator and Professor at the Department of Astrophysics of the American Museum of Natural History (phew!), thanking me for linking to the video, but also noting that there is a lot more information available online about it, including background about the production, and his own blog. But perhaps the coolest thing is that you can download their atlas -- which has stars, galaxies, nebulae, everything -- and use it to create your own fly-through of the Universe! The software is not all that simple, but it can be used to create all sorts of tours of space. If you download it and make some, then post links to what you've done in the comments!

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