The SAVE-Point Collective

I am a founding member of the SAVE-Point" Collective , a group of astronomy researchers and educators (Stefano Meschiari, Randi Ludwig, and Joel Green) developing game-ified apps for interactive astronomy education, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin "LIFT" program (Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology). We are developing games that teach concepts in gravity, planet hunting, and solar system dynamics, using browser-accessible web apps, available as open-source Github projects.

We currently feature the Orbits app, in which we challenge you to build new solar systems according to specs set by an alien engineering company working in a dense star and planet-forming nebular cloud. In the future we are planning an ExoplanetRace app, and a generalized, intuitive interface update for Systemic Live.

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