Mesa community college planetarium
The foucault pendulum of the occ planetarium
We had a wonderful second meeting with new faces and a presentation on Blackjack by our president and club advisor. To improve the chances of winning, Efrem explained the basic rules and strategies, and Adam explained the card counting principle. By playing Blackjack, we were able to bring these techniques into practice.
Our senator told us about school funds for the club, and Daphne Rossiter, the math department chair, came to visit the club and gave us some information about the department. We had the chance to play and learn card counting in blackjack once more.
The spring semester’s first meeting of the math club was held. We had to fill our vacant officer position because “El Presidente” went to NAU. Now that we have a new president, two candidates are vying for the position of vice president. We spoke about our plans for the semester.
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And there are more plans.
Info on SUNMARC were finalized by the participants.
CASIO workshop on April 3rd
Diane Whitfield, a CASIO product manager, returned for the second time to launch the Classpad 330, a touchscreen calculator that is gaining popularity.
Orange coast college planetarium
The planetarium is a 52-seat Digistar 6 theater located on Mesa Community College’s Southern & Dobson campus in Mesa, Arizona. It’s been used for college lectures, K-12 tours, private community shows, and public shows on a monthly basis.
This is a 30-hour job with a 40-hour work week. This Instructional Services Coordinator (title “Planetarium Coordinator”) is the MCC Planetarium’s primary director, creator, and scheduler, as well as the community’s internal and external liaison. The Planetarium Coordinator schedules suitable educational presentations for community visits and public events, as well as organizes the schedule of Planetarium visits. The Planetarium Coordinator works with faculty to create planetarium shows and audio-visual material using a variety of interactive media. This role is in charge of keeping the facility’s computer and physical assets in good working order, as well as updating shows as required. This Instructional Services Coordinator must be able to communicate with college colleagues at all levels as well as members of the public. The employee must take a collective approach to providing learning opportunities in the Planetarium that promotes student achievement and community involvement. In performing job duties, the Instructional Services Coordinator demonstrates a dedication to quality excellence, creativity, student achievement, honesty, and diversity.
Occ planetarium brings the cosmos to costa mesa
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“Visionsphere,” a presentation of digital images projected on the college’s planetarium dome accompanied by live New Age instrumental music by international recording artists, is a collaboration between Mesa Community College and Nouveau Papillon.
“We’re experimenting with innovative ways to involve our students and community with planetarium technology. The combination of Digistar planetarium technology and live musical performances creates a truly immersive experience, according to Kevin Healy, MCC astronomy faculty. “Each visual experience was created to complement each Nouveau Papillon piece.”
Orange coast college planetarium | dedication ceremony
You’ll see angels gliding through the sky, go on a panoramic tour of deep caves, look at fractal art and steampunk photographs, and then enter the magical world of the wolf and other wildlife and nature native to Arizona through Visionsphere’s portals. When each experience comes to a close, a porthole will appear to direct you to the next location; when a new song starts, the visuals will align with the spirit of the music being played.
Nouveau Papillon, an international recording artist whose live performance in the planetarium will include music from their current and upcoming albums, is presenting this creative experience. Mark Bensette Aux Bois on electric harp and 6 and 12-string acoustic/electric guitars, as well as Hildi Thelen on Native American-style flutes, create a one-of-a-kind performance that is synchronized with the dome’s visual images. The perimeter of the dome has changing hues in accordance with each range, which adds to the ambiance.