Our submission was accepted to the International Conference on Physics Education to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on August 5 through 9, 2013. Jonathan Diehl, Larissa Borcz, Michelle Aubrecht, and Christine Ballengee-Morris will contribute to creating the poster that Michelle will present. We will also rework our prototype demos, fixing a few bugs and updating the artwork. We are really thrilled to have been accepted at this conference!
Peter just made this new diagram. It shows the azimuth values. It’s taken us a long time to understand how the moon moves, but I think we are all finally getting it and translating that to the game.
I have provided the comments from Mike Mickelson, professor of physics and astonomy, who has begun to help us think through the way the moon moves, and from Peter, our game developer, who is making it all work together. I also added John Hancock’s comments. They are under the images posted a few days ago.
Please see the beginnings of the game, by cliking on project website above.
Peter made thse two diagrams to help us think through the game play.
Just a few concept images from the smart board.
Here are a few drawings from the planning meeting. Each participant was given a scetch pad to draw or write on during the meeting. I am also posting a short movie of John Hancock discussing how the lunar alignments work at the Newark Earthworks and I’ve also included a two images from Marti Chaatsmith showing the moon rises and how the mounds have eroded over the last 200 years due to farming and the growth of Newark.