By Marc Taylor,
whose undergraduate major was Geology.
use backup copy of
(The original was destroyed.)
off, to avoid interference with
- Video projector:
input select, monitor select line 2 for
page 4, Solar System formation
(used to be
3, Chapter 32, “Solar System formation sequence”).
- Sound board:
volume up for output,
down for all others.
power off, brightness down, all objects on, slow counterclockwise motion.
latitude 35° S,
(RA 12h 30m, under
to make the sky unfamiliar.
- Spice computer:
You should see slides of large pink dots, except for the title slide on G,
Adirondacks on P,
a hand on the
and a nebula on the
the pointing hand to the word “Adirondacks”
on the map.
Set slew to slowest speed (9:00 on dial).
Leave slew in automatic.
nebula to maximum size, dial at 3:00.
Run blue “shockwave” effect until it appears on the right.
108 ' play CD
- Audience entry
At transition between eras
(the date and the “running river” effect),
turn off whatever you had on: stars, Zeiss blues, etc.
- Launch the show while
108 ' play CD
button on the front of the
pan and clouds.
Zeiss blue lights up (slightly).
- Julio: “There you are, girl!”
Blue lights down.
- Chris: “who just happens to have a map of the river.
So, let’s take a look.”
Move hand carefully to point at
Tear of the Clouds.
After reaching New York Harbor,
leave slew in automatic.
- 4 billion, 500 million years ago transition: stars on,
slow diurnal motion throughout rest of show.
- “…and inside that cloud…gravity
is slowly pulling together huge streamers of gas and dust”:
DVD page 4,
Solar System formation,
after the nebula zooms out and fades.
here may have been more than eight or nine planets.”
“What happened to the others?”:
as belt of planetesimals appear (l. 227).
Stars off for
appear, level Zeiss to get it out of the way.
- Stars and
on when Dr. Franklin says “Well, there are some hints”
as dino footprints fade.
off when Eva says “As far as New York?”
as swirly asteroid motes fade (before l. 600).
- Stars off, north in front, when Chris says
“You know, I think we’re about to find out”
Keep stars off during 624 snow.
- Stars on, point out
when Joanna says “and when the sun went down,
the sky was dark and clear”.
- Zeiss cardinal points.
“For each direction there was a guardian.”
- MUHHEAHKANTUCK painting panorama:
stars and cardinals off.
“You never know.
Maybe, in time.”: stars on.
Pause for sky tonight.