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Tour of the Solar System with SpaceEngine – Bob Trembley
September 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SpaceEngine is an amazing 3D simulator app for Windows that allows you to fly practically anywhere in the universe! You can fly through Saturn’s rings, land on the Moon – at the Apollo landing sites, or completely break the laws of physics and fly faster than the speed of light to the black hole at the center of our galaxy – and live to tell the tale!
Bob Trembley gives a tour of our solar system with SpaceEngine, showing you the wonders – and in some cases bizarre features, of some objects in the Sun’s planetary system. SpaceEngine uses beautiful high-rez imagery from NASA missions when rendering solar system bodies.
Bob is the 2020 outreach officer of the Warren Astronomical Society, a volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, blogger and factotum for the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Bob is fantastically interested in asteroids and near-Earth objects (NEOs), and a HUGE fan of space simulation apps; he is determined to improve the teaching of astronomy and Space History throughout Michigan, and the U.S.
Follow Bob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AstroBalrog
Follow Bob on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BalrogsLair
Read Bob’s Blog: Bob writes a weekly “In the Sky” post on the Sacred Space Astronomy site – the Blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation: https://www.vofoundation.org/blog/author/rjt/
Video: Scott Manley (of Kerbal Space Program fame) shows-off SpaceEngine.