News Creator Tomino Speaks at Intro to Gundam Astronomy Event
posted on 2010-03-02 10:00 EST by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Tokyo's Roppongi Tenmon Club is holding a "Gundam Tenmon Nyūmon ~Side 7 tte Doko ni Atta no? Space Colony no Kanōsei wa?~" (Introduction to Gundam Astronomy: Where's Side 7? Are Space Colonies Possible?) event on March 9, and Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino and Gundam UC author Harutoshi Fukui will be two of the three featured speakers. Jun Fukue — an astronomy professor, author, and science-fiction anime enthusiast — will also speak at the event. The combined seminar and skygazing gathering will be held at the Tokyo City View Sky Deck in the Roppongi Hills 270 meters above sea level.
The speakers will discuss space exploration and mankind's knowledge of the universe, using the story world of the Gundam science-fiction anime to illustrate points. For example, they will highlight the concepts, structure, and feasibility of cylindrical space colonies, which are known collectively as Sides 1 through 7 in Gundam.
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