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Reflections
Testing the Giant Mirror's Sphericity (Video)
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Date: September 7, 2009
Running Time: 00:04:49
Senior Staff Scientist Thomas Humphrey invents a simple experiment to see if the Giant Mirror is spherical or parabolic, and then to see if it's perfectly spherical. By placing a Styrofoam ball at the center of curvature, he's able to prove that the mirror is out of pure sphericity by ... More »
Reflections was a temporary exhibition of exhibits, art installations, and public programs that let visitors look at their own image as they'd never seen it before. They met themselves at a giant mirror, watched as a video snow-stream created their image, and witnessed their visage multiplied into hundreds of kaleidoscopic ... More »

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