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ExoPlanet Activity in an Immersive 3D World Planetarium

This presentation highlights an exoplanet naming and learning activity in the Barbara Truman immersive 3D world planetarium offered by Virtual Harmony. Presenters will discuss the use of the activity for naming exoplanets in support of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) ExoPlanet naming competition. Attendees can visit the Planetarium grid to use the activity for offering a suggested names for exoplanet star and planet systems.


Dec 11 2022


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm




Keynote Auditorium


  • Andrew Stricker / Spinoza Quinnell (Poster Booth #3)
    Andrew Stricker / Spinoza Quinnell (Poster Booth #3)

    Andrew Stricker serves as an innovation and strategy analyst for LeMay Center at Air University. Previously, Dr. Stricker served Vanderbilt University as associate provost for innovation through technology. He has also served 27 years as an Air Force officer and scientist specializing in learning sciences and human-factors engineering. His research is focused on modeling adaptive expertise and the design of learning technologies. His graduate work was conducted at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

  • Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo (Poster Booth #3)
    Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo (Poster Booth #3)
    OSCC Co-Chair, Professor

    Lyr is a Professor at Parker University in Dallas, Texas and a VR researcher. Since 2005, she taught 54 university classes in virtual worlds and mentored 800+ 13-year-old students. Her team won the $25,000 Grand Prize for their space simulation and she received the Thinkerer Award for her passion for virtual world education. She loves OpenSimulator and is proud to be a member of the OSCC Organizing Committee.

  • Francisca Yonekura / Frankie Antonelli (Poster Booth #3)
    Francisca Yonekura / Frankie Antonelli (Poster Booth #3)

    Frankie comes from the higher education world where she specializes in instructional systems and emerging technologies in support of learning. Frankie is also known to be a curious traveler immersed in virtual worlds for empowering learning experiences in the company of kindred spirits.

  • JJ Jacobson / JJ Drinkwater (Poster Booth #3)
    JJ Jacobson / JJ Drinkwater (Poster Booth #3)
    Sci-Fi Librarian

    JJ Drinkwater is a Virtual Librarian in a Real World, or a Real Librarian in a Virtual World, or both, or neither. Curatorial experience includes the real & imaginary 19th c, American Culinary History, and Speculative Fiction. Current research is Interactive/Immersive/Improvisatory Narrative in Virtual Environments.

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