12 hours ago
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The MICA Auditorium at StellaNova
Last Saturday, SL Newser got a note about a science group that holds occasional lectures in the Sci-Lands in Second Life.
"This island is designed as a pleasant environment for scholarly discussions and collaborations, and any other legitimate scientific and educational activities. ... We have a regular series of public lectures, every Saturday at 10 am SLT, in our large amphitheater on the NE corner of the sim. Please see the website for more details, the schedulre of upcoming talks, and the archive of the past ones: http://www.mica-vw.org/wiki/index.php/Popular_Talks . ... We also host Virtually Speaking Science on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6pm SLT, in our small amphitheater near the NW corner of the sim. Please see the website for more details, the schedule of upcoming talks, and the archive of the past ones. ... You can join the MICA - VW Astrophysics group in SL, and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list for event announcements."
Giulon Ragu (Giuseppe Longo) was giving the lecture on May 19th, "Planets and Perception," describing how flaws in human vision led to a few "misconceptions and plain blunders" in astronomy, and how these same observations of the sky led to better understanding on how our eyes work. An audio recording can be found here.
The Large MICA Auditorium, pictured above, is at StellaNova (129, 123, 31), and the smaller one at (66, 211, 30). StellaNova is a couple sims south of the International Space Museum.