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Paper: The DataToDome Initiative at the Iziko Planetarium in Cape Town and the IDIA Visualization Lab
Volume: 527, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIX
Page: 247
Authors: Marchetti, L.; Jarrett, T. H.; Comrie, A.; Sivitilli, A. K.; Macfarlane, S.; Taylor, R.; Cluver, M.
Abstract: With the advent of the SKA and other petabyte-scale data facilities, both the data storage and the data interrogation represent two new challenges facing the scientific community. The recently inaugurated Iziko Planetarium 8K Digital Dome and the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) Visualization Lab are two linked, cutting-edge research facilities in Cape Town that are exploring new approaches to handle the exploration and detailed interrogation of large astronomical (and multi-disciplinary) data sets. These include development of a server-client visualization tool, the development of Virtual Reality software to explore large 3D data-sets, and the exploitation of the Planetarium 3D immersive projection to visualize big data-sets in the context of the DataToDome initiative.
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