SOFIA INTERACTIVE KIOSK - TOUCH SCREEN KIOSK FOR ASTRONOMY ENTHUSIASTS

OVERVIEW: The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is based at NASA Dryden in Palmdale, California with science operations at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is the largest, most advanced airborne telescope and observatory ever built.

A highly modified Boeing 747s able to fly above 99% of the Earth's water vapor, SOFIA provides astronomers with a flexible platform from which to peer into the history of the universe. With its 2.5 meter in diameter, 19 ton telescope, SOFIA provides researchers the ability to attach a variety of instruments and make observations across the infrared, visible light, and sub-millimeter bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.

 

This exciting scientific observatory is currently in its third year of science observations and promises to provide astronomers, physicists, and even teachers with volumes of new scientific data that will advanced humankind's knowledge of space as well as the origin of stars and planets for years to come.

To help educate people about the SOFIA project and its history, TCG Creative worked with NASA and its partners to design a touch screen interactive kiosk for the NASA Ames Visitors Center as well as traveling exhibits. The system was run from a laptop inside a free standing kiok and features video documenting  the design, construction, and early test flights of this groundbreaking aircraft.

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