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Kate Storm is COSI's Director of Theaters, overseeing the Planetarium and the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. Favorite things: the Maker movement, digital animation, astronomy, and high ropes courses.
One of the things we have to do to get the planetarium ready for re-opening is clean the dome. A company called Astro-Tec is here along with riggers from the local stagehands union IATSE12. The Theater Team spent some time trying to imagine just how a dome got cleaned - we pictured several swiffer dusters all taped together and a giant Q-Tip as some of the possibilities - but the reality is almost more interesting.
Next Tuesday, August 19 from 3-5 p.m., COSI and OSU's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics will host scientists talking about the biggest thing in the universe - the cosmic web. Scientists from the US, UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, South Korea, Ecuador, and Argentina will share this big picture view of our universe. Hands-on activities include making "the universe in a coffee cup," creating a cosmic web with origami, and a make-your-own universe with clay.
As COSI's Technology & Innovation strategic area of focus lead, my favorite part of my job is meeting creative and innovative people. Last week COSI hosted The Columbus Idea Foundry's Ethan Dicks, and his group, The Central Ohio RepRap and Makerbot Operators User Group (CORMUG). They teach and learn about 3D printing, and if you're interested in tinkering, rapid prototyping or micro-manufacturing, this is the group to know.
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