Awards & Nominations

Pulsar walkers has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!

Global Nominee

The Challenge | On the Shoulders of Giants

Create a game using images from the Hubble Space Telescope as integral components!

Hubble photo explorer

A simulator game about taking photos of deep space

Pulsar walkers

https://www.spacetelescope.orgFor this challenge, we created a small educational game about space. The player controls the Hubble Space Telescope, by moving it along different axis. When the player points the telescope to a location, he can choose a filter and take a photo image. Depending on where the telescope is pointed, different images of celestial bodies - stars, nebulae, clusters, etc. will appear on the player screen, along with some information on the celestial body, its relative position to Earth and other interesting fact. All the images that appear in the game are made by HST. With this game, we want to motivate children (and adults) to explore space from the perspective of Hubble and make their own research on the Universe!

Basic Game-play concept:

• Start the journey of the Hubble telescope from it’s begging

• Navigate the telescope and take pictures

• Take sharp images when steady shots (balance the telescope into position)

• Must take pictures of defined position

• Build collections to explore later

• Additional information about pictures

• Updates with new photos from Hubble

• Upgrade lens and take different pictures of same locations (The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), The wide field camera 3 (WFC3), the Cosmic Origins spectrograph (COS), the Space telescope imaging spectrograph (STIS), the Near infrared camera and multi-object spectrometer (NICMOS), Fine Guidance Sensors (FGS).

• The pictures will be mapped with galactic coordinates

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SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.