[photos] In the planetarium

One of today’s Launch Pad events was a visit to the planetarium here at the University of Wyoming. Mary Robinette Kowal, Alma Alexander and I went over early with instructor Jim Verley as he set up, so I got some photos of the projector and starball. These were shot under very low light conditions, so they’re not ideal, but they’re still pretty cool.

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The starball.

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The starball illuminated from within.

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Configuration controls on the base of the starball.

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The operator’s panel.

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The planets.

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Detailed view of one of the planetary drives. Mmm, clockwork.

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Steven Gould outside the entrance. Note the human factors design in the mechanical room access.

As usual, more at the Flickr set.