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Current Members

Randall H. Landsberg is the person to contact for the big picture of what Cosmus was, is, and is supposed to be. He is Director of Public Outreach for the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Director of Education and Outreach at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and he directed the Education and Outreach Programs for the National Science Foundation's Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica.

Mark SubbaRao is a researcher at the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Director of the Cyberspace Gallery at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. He makes visualizations of astronomical data, particularly the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, of which he is an active member.

Dinoj Surendran is a graduate student at the University of Chicago Department of Computer Science. He makes visualizations of astronomical and other data.

Original Members

Cosmus has its roots in the 2003-4 SCOPE Museum Presentations in Science Program; its interns were Daniela Rosner, Stephanie Andrews, Andrey Zhiglo, and Joi Podgorny, Eric Jojola, and Dinoj Surendran. Its coaches were Randy Landsberg and Mark SubbaRao.

The template for this website was created by Joi Podgorny and Daniela Rosner.

Known Uses of Stuff on the Cosmus site

People that we know of who have used material on this site include

  • SciTech Hands-on Museum in Aurora, IL : used SDSS+WMAP, VERITAS Tours, Planetary Globes, Mars pictures. (Note: we host the Mars pictures for Adler.)
  • Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum : Mark is an Adler employee, and has used the SDSS interactives there. Of course, Adler has used the Mars pictures that we host for them.

  • Josh Frieman used the first SDSS animation at the AAAS meeting in January 2004.

  • The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics has used several demos on this site for geowall demos.

  • Max Tegmark (used an SDSS animation in his talk/s)
  • EVL@UIC uses SDSS+WMAP and Planetary Globes in its geowall demo dvd collection.

Cosmus Presentations and Papers

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