Deep Astronomy

  • March 7, 2013

    Setting up the JWST Model @ SXSW

    No, I'm not moving so fast that I'm blueshifted. My white balance is off a bit on my camera. It was set up for recording indoors, but that's been fixed now! 

    That is why we run tests.

    Lots of people buzzing around getting set up for the NASA Experience at South by Southwest. Behind me is the model getting assembled, and I couldn't resist getting snarky.

    The model is set up right outside the tent (pictures of that later), and it sits beautifully on a hill with the Austin skyline behind it.

    Inside the tent is a huge visualization screen with a pixel resolution of 20 million by 10 million pixels. The 'viz wall' can be pushed to render scenes up to 60 million pixels.

    So, this is NOT your father's computer monitor.

    I'll post more on that in future posts, but wanted to get started letting you know that

    We're here, with gear, get used to it!