Space Walk

Space Walk

Introduction

The Aalto Virtual Planetarium is a tour of the inner Solar System, with the grand structures of planetary magnetospheres show through the eyes of a space physicist. Aimed at education and outreach, the immersive virtual reality experience demonstrates Aalto space research, including the plasma physics of the Sun, magnetosphere of inner planets, the Finland100 satellite and cometary environments. Complex structures and spatial scales of magnetospheric physics are intuitively presented, with plans for research tools of 3D simulation data based on the system.

The Space Walk app was exhibited in Oodi Central Library for three weeks in 2021. More info can be found on https://space.aalto.fi/software/.

Download of the software for Oculus Quest is free.

The companion paper SPACE WALK – visiting the solar system through an immersive sonic journey in VR.

Professor of Sound in VR

My research interests include the virtual- and psychoacoustics, physical modeling and the design of virtual worlds.

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