Astronomer and science visualizer José Francisco Salgado uses his skills in astronomy education and visual arts to create multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways. Currently on staff at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Salgado’s education and outreach efforts include Spanish-language programs, an Emmy-nominated astronomy news segment, and astronomy video suites created to accompany live performances of classical music concerts. In his presentation, Salgado discusses these programs and techniques and the ways Adler astronomers use the museum’s Space Visualization Laboratory to communicate science.
With support from the UM Winter 2009 LSA Theme Semester, The Universe: Yours to Discover.
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