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      Visualizing Kepler's Dream | Somnium Presentation in Los Gatos

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      February 23, 2017

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      106 East Main Street
      Los Gatos, California 95030

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      Visualizing Kepler's Dream | Somnium Presentation

      Using computer graphics simulations, this talk illustrates the first science fiction story: Johannes Kepler's Somnium (1634). A dreamer imagines a fanciful voyage to the moon, accompanied by his bewitching mother and guided by a helpful demon. From sunrises to seasons to extraterrestrials, Kepler's narrator describes what it would be like to see the cosmos from an off-world point of view. Danny Bazo, Karl Yerkes, and Marko Peljhan will also answer questions about their piece in Making Contact: SETI Artists in Residence.

      The artist team of Danny Bazo, Karl Yerkes, and Marko Peljhan, from the Systemics Lab in the Media Arts and Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara, have collaborated with NASA and SETI scientist Jon Jenkins on SOMNIUM: A SETI AIR Project, a work motivated by the Kepler Space Telescope and the search for Earth-like exoplanets.

      *Arrive 20 mins early to enjoy the exhibit beforr the talk.

      **The Lecture is Free with Admission

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      Program Sponsors: Scott McDonald, Loann Nguyen, and Ceres Foundation / The Flick Family

      NUMU is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization tax ID 94-1619601

      Cost: Payment required - Admissions General Admission is $10 FREE for members and visitors under 18 years of age $6 Seniors, military and students with valid ID

      Categories: Education | Science | Technology

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