AstroReality is proud to announce our partnership with ShareSpace, one of the key organizations within the Aldrin Family Foundation. SpareSpace is focusing on bringing the power of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) to the next generation of explorers and beyond.
Together AstroReality and ShareSpace are going to pave the way for the future with the all-new Giant Moon Map, an Augmented Reality enhanced giant map that enables students to learn about the missions to the moon on their devices using the AstroReality app. This great collaboration will be making its debut on July 20th at Times Square, the day of the Moon landing
ShareSpace has been inspiring kids for years with their giant maps, of which they give to schools through an application process to teach kids about humanity’s many journeys to space. The Giant Mars Map has given to schools and kids a great experience of learning about the missions and research projects done on the Martian Planet.
The augmented reality experience that AstroReality has created covers the history of humanity’s involvement on the moon. The Apollo missions, in particular, have images and introductions about what lead up to the event and the result of the mission. Altogether this experience covers three primary goals of learning, being immersive, interactive, and extremely informative.
Finding new ways to merge technology with reality and educate the next generation of the curiosities and opportunities that lay beyond our atmosphere can be exciting. The pursuit of creating these powerful learning experience ventures are ultimately gratifying to see the next generation exploring.
The Aldrin Family Foundation and The People’s Moon will turn Times Square NY into Tranquility Base – the Apollo 11 landing site, on Saturday, July 20, 2019. With the help of AstroReality’s Augmented Reality technology, the Giant Moon Map will be fully interactive and a unique experience of fun for the whole family.
The historic celebration of the first moon landing will include many different activities for the whole family on the ground in Times Square NY, involving the giant ball typically reserved for New Year’s Day exclusively. There will be a giant mosaic of the iconic moon boot print made up of photos of people of the world on the ground on Duffy Square, making it possible for people to “Walk on the moon” in Times Square. Children will learn about the history of past landings both human and robotic, surfaces geography, longitude and latitude, the differences between the Earth, Moon and Mars and what will be happening on future missions.
Astronauts meet and greet opportunities, an augmented reality app provided by AstroReality teaches guests about the six Apollo lunar landings and much more. For a full list of activities and times, click here.
The future of education is about empowering a student to self-teach, explore, and learn on their own creates an internal drive and passion for learning, which would affect the students for the rest of their lives.
One way of empowering a student to learn, explore, and interact with their lessons is through a technology that has been around for a decade but is just now becoming perfected and accessible for the mainstream. This technology is called augmented reality.
Augmented Reality is a digital overlay of your world. One example is AstroReality’s product line up. When you point your camera at the product, a 3D experience appears on top of that item for you to observe and interact. Augmented Reality, is very similar to virtual reality. But the primary difference is that with augmented reality, the experience can be more social where people can use their phone to show experience.
LUNAR, the first product from AstroReality, had a hugely crowdfunding campaign, where it showed off the augmented reality technology and highlighted the opportunities that AR can achieve and create for our world and the future.
AstroReality and ShareSpace are very proud to work together and find creative ways for education. Improving the learning process is what we both love to do and deeply appreciate and feel personally driven to improve.
We hope our efforts together would inspire the next generation of space pioneers – to venture beyond their horizons, and pursue the discovery of a more prosperous future for all.