Oral Abstract

Oral Contribution (O5.5) Lucia Marchetti (University of Cape Town (UCT))

Theme: Data visualisation from line plots to augmented & virtual reality

The Data2Dome Initiative at the Iziko Planetarium in Cape Town and the IDIA Visualisation Lab

With the advent of SKA and other TB-scale data facilities, both the data storage and the data visualisation 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) Visualisation Lab are two linked cutting-edge research facilities in Cape Town that are exploring new approaches, such as sophisticated 3D projections, Data2Dome initiatives and Virtual Reality Environment, to handle the exploration and detailed interrogation of big astronomical (and multi-disciplinary) data sets. In my talk I will briefly present these facilities, their initiatives and how they fit in the context of the International BigData Science framework.