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The eighth Luna Philosophie/NASA @ the Brickhouse will feature Patrick Hogan, Project Manager and Randy Kim, UI, Data and Graphics Lead for NASA World Wind, an open source 3D interactive world viewer. Together, they will be discussing Open Source at NASA: 3D Visualization with NASA World Wind.

Some Topics for discussion:
- The extraordinary and unwieldy nature of open source. Why does the magic work sometimes and then other times just fizzle?
NASA’s role in advancing technology to help us better understand our planet. How can we do better?
- NASA World Wind and your future. How best can we help?

In this discussion, Patrick and Randy will demo NASA World Wind, an open source software package that allows you to zoom from the distance of an orbiting satellite into any place on Earth. World Wind incorporates Landsat satellite imagery, Blue Marble (true-color Earth image), and USGS (United States Geological Survey) data, to bring together a texturally, visually accurate digital desk globe. After the demo, conversation will be held about NASA’s role in advancing technology such as World Wind and how open source projects such as this can improve our working knowledge of the beautiful planet Earth.

When: Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
6:00 – 6:30 PM Socializing
6:30 – 7:00 PM Presentation by Randy Kim and Patrick Hogan
7:00 – 7:30 PM Discussion
7:30 – 8:00 PM Socializing

Contact: Gwendolyn Bahun ([email protected]) -or- Peter Shanley ([email protected]) with any questions

Added by Shanley on May 6, 2008



Sounds like fun. Glad to see you resuming brickhouse events.