Jodrell Bank Observatory

Working with Thomas Matthews, Horseshoeshape programmed all the interactive software for the new Visitor Centre at Jodrell Bank Observatory. Seven items of software were delivered each with their own easy to use CMS.

We worked closely with the scientists at the observatory to create software that is educational yet fun and engaging. A three metre multi-touch table was programmed to demonstrate the imagery captured from the radio telescopes when tuned to different frequency. Touchscreen software was developed to show how the big bang happened, what black holes are, in-depth analysis of the different known planets and to demonstrate the lifetime of stars. Lastly two screens were programmed to display the current status of the Lovell Telescope.

The Jodrell Bank multitouch table.
Visitors viewing the live telescope feeds.