Next Talk: April 23

Speaker:     Jeffrey Ambroziak 
Anaglyphic Mapping of Planetary Surfaces Using the Ambroziak Infinite Perspective Projection (AIPP)


Attempts to accurately portray the three-dimensional surfaces of planets on two dimensional surfaces, or maps, have historically suffered from various distortions. These distortions arise, in part, from the process of reducing the dimensionality of the data to be displayed. Three dimensional projections are further limited by a single viewing point deviations from which result in distortions so great as to make viewing impossible. I shall discuss the patented Ambroziak Infinite Perspective Projection (AIPP), its derivation and its applications in the field of planetary mapping. The AIPP addresses many of the problems present in widely used projections, both 2D and 3D, while producing distortion free, true 3D maps. The talk shall proceed as a series of amusing anecdotes, each more amusing than the one before. At the conclusion, copies of an AIPP map of the Moon will be distributed to attendees- so there's that.

Full Schedule: Spring 2014

Date Speaker Title
January 15 Bob Armstrong
  Univ. of Pennsylvania
A Vision of Precision: Weak Lensing with the Dark Energy Survey and Beyond
January 22 Vinu Vikram
  Univ. of Pennsylvania
Astrophysical Tests of Gravity: Constraints from the Nearby Universe
January 29 Unscheduled
February 5 Emanuele Castorina
On the Universality of the Halo Mass Function & Halo Bias in Neutrino Cosmologies
February 12 Andrea Kulier
  Princeton U.
Tracing Mass and Light in the Universe: Where is the Dark Matter?
February 19 Pau Amaro-Seoane
  Albert Einstein Institute
Stellar Dynamics and Galactic Nuclei: Testing Mass Segregation with Red Giants and the Connection with GR
February 26 Rualdo Soto-Chavez
  Princeton U.
Chorus Waves in The Earth's Magnetophere
March 5 Annalisa Pillepich
  Harvard, CfA
Buillding Late Type Spiral Galaxies by In-Situ and Ex-Situ Star Formation
March 12 Tim Morton
  Princeton U.
Extracting Exoplanet Demographics from the Kepler Survey
March 19 Emily Rauscher
  Princeton U.
Peering into the 3D Atmosphers of Exoplanets
March 26 Cancelled
April 2 Kedron Silsbee
  Princeton U.
Rocky planet formation in binary systems
April 9 Assaf Horesh
Exploring the Dynamic Radio Sky
April 16 Cristobal Petrovich
  Princeton U.
Kozai-Lidov migration and the formation of Hot and Warm Jupiters
April 23 Jeffrey Ambroziak
Anaglyphic Mapping of Planetary Surfaces Using the Ambroziak Infinite Perspective Projection (AIPP)
April 30 Guinevere Kauffmann
  Max-Planck-Institut fur Astrophysik, Garching
May 7 Kazumi Kashiyama
  Penn State
May 14 Yoshiki Matsuoka
  Princeton U./Nat. Astr. Obs. of Japan
May 21 Svitlana Zhukovska
  Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Variations of Interstellar Grain Properties As A Function of Environment
May 28 Linda Watson
  Harvard, CfA