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So far Kai Staats has created 18 blog entries.

March 2016

Sonoma State University


Backed by an NSF grant, Dr. Lynn Cominsky of Sonoma State University, California, engaged Over the Sun, LLC to produce the most accurate, sophisticated virtual fly-through of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Working closely with LIGO staff at Caltech, OTS built the 3 minute animation from SolidWorks models and work-flow diagrams. Upon completion, this [...]

Sonoma State University2016-11-18T19:08:29+00:00

February 2016

National Science Foundation Media Event


National Science Foundation Media Event for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration February 11, 2016 LIGO Detected Gravitational Waves from Black Holes On September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC), the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA both measured ripples in the fabric of [...]

National Science Foundation Media Event2018-01-08T19:54:53+00:00

January 2015

“LIGO Generations”


This 2nd in a series of films about LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) was funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Mississippi. This film tells the story of three generations of researchers and scientists who have dedicated their lives to one of the most advanced astronomical tools on the planet, in search [...]

“LIGO Generations”2019-04-16T01:47:37+00:00

April 2014

“LIGO – A Passion for Understanding”


Over the Sun, LLC was contracted by the Caltech, one of the managing partners of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), to produce a short documentary film titled, "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding." This film brings to life one of the most important astronomical tools of our time while telling the human story of creativity, passion, [...]

“LIGO – A Passion for Understanding”2019-04-16T01:47:38+00:00

January 2014

MDRS Mars Crew 134 Astronaut Analog


On January 18, 2014 a crew of six highly qualified scientists and engineers and one documentary film maker will enter the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the high, winter desert near Hanksville, Utah, for the duration of two weeks. Simulated off-world, isolated habitats (analogs) have been used by universities and government sponsored space programs [...]

MDRS Mars Crew 134 Astronaut Analog2019-04-16T01:47:38+00:00