SolAR Expedition is an augmented reality application that immersively shows you the planets of the solar system, the lights of our star, the Sun, how solar storms are born, and the instruments on the European Space Agency and NASA mission Solar Orbiter.
This project has two sides: as an exhibition, SolAR Expedition has four totems reminiscent of the “Fifth Element” movie with each of them representing a scene: the Sun, the Solar System, Solar storms, the Solar Orbiter. The public is invited to browse around, tablet in hand, and see the celestial objects in 3D while moving around freely.
As a downloadable app, SolAR Expedition shows the same scenes. This time, the public is invited to explore the many different topics, with hidden layers of information as curiosity leads the way.