The First Live 4K Video Stream from the International Space Station

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

You are invited to witness NASA’s first 4K video stream from the International Space Station live in EMPAC’s Theater. The EMPAC Theater and Concert Hall recently got upgraded with two of the highest-quality video projectors currently available, the Christie Mirage 304K. Capable of projecting 3D and 4K (four times the resolution of HD) with a 30,000-lumen output, these projectors are some of the few capable of properly presenting the NASA stream.

During the live broadcast, NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson will speak with a panel of experts on the subject of “how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level.” Panelists include NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Tyson, NASA Imagery Expert program manager Rodney Grubbs, virtual and augmented reality expert Bernadette McDaid, AWS Elemental engineer Khawaja Shams, and Dave McQueeney of the IBM Watson Group.

April 26, 2017, 1:30PM

EMPAC 2016–17 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.