Presented by John Wenskovitch
Virginia Tech Adjunct Astronomy Professor
“Visualization is a subfield of computer science, a study that focuses on the creation of images, interactive tools, and animations in order to communicate a message about an underlying dataset. As astronomy is becoming a very data-rich field, there are a number of ongoing collaborations between computer scientists and astronomers to visualize a variety of immense and complex datasets. This talk will introduce the field of visualization, discuss its ties with current astronomy research, and introduce both my own work and research done by others at the intersection of these two fields.”
We conduct monthly meetings every month at McCormick Observatory starting at 7 pm. There is a featured astronomy speaker, the McCormick 26″ telescope is opened for observing (weather dependent) and sharing of information with other club members.