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The planetarium director at Kutztown University has expressed interest in having a way to allow public attendees to control a game-like, graphical gravity simulation on the dome. The present project is the design and implementation of that system, with attendees using hand-held Android tablets as controllers for the projected graphical simulator. Novel aspects of this proposal include the creation of an interdisciplinary team project from two or more disciplines, and design, construction, deployment, and support of a set of graphical applications to be used in a planetarium or similar immersive environment. The poster illustrates the animated orbit of planets around their star and highlights the graphical Android user interface and the user experience. The presentation also includes an interactive demo using a laptop and an Android tablet.



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