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Constellations in 3D

Friday 8 November 2019, 5 pm

In this activity, guided by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences, we will build the constellation of Orion in three dimensions. We will take into account both the position and the distance to the stars that form it in order to see how this constellation typical of the winter sky would look if we looked at it from different points in space. Once assembled, we will simulate a journey in space and record the change in shape of the constellation from different perspectives. The researchers of the GaiaUB group of the University of Barcelona participate in the Nesga Mission of the European Space Agency that since 2014 is mapping our galaxy -the Milky Way- from space to make a map in 3 dimensions.