VVV Survey at XXIX IAU GA

At the XXIX IAU General Assembly, 2015 in Hawaii, we were engaged in the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics Booth, where we were able to be seen by some of the 2500 assistants.

The way in which we represented some of our work was  through on-screen movies and slideshows, were some magnificent and unique images were displayed.

The astronomy-educated public was able to appreciate our work within seconds, wondered by images of galaxies seen through the other side of the Milky Way plane, by movies of Javier Alonso’s CMDs of the Milky Way Bulge’s tiles or Felipe Gran’s 851 RR Lyraes or Dante’s slides from VVV’s results.

Also Marcio Catelan’s book “Pulsating Stars” was very attractive to the audience, and Dante Minniti’s book “Vistas de la Galaxia” was greeted to remarkable visitors such as Silvia Torres-Peimbert, the new President of the IAU.

Pulsating Stars; Márcio Catelan, Horace A. Smith; Wiley-VCH 2015
Pulsating Stars; Márcio Catelan, Horace A. Smith; Wiley-VCH 2015