The Cold Winter Nights Hunt starts in less than a week, and the -Hanaya- team is very happy to be participating. As always, we are inspired by our real life activities – this time by star watching.
The cold, crisp nights of winter are perfect for grabbing a few friends, heading away from the city lights and setting up a telescope for some sky-watching. And to make finding objects in the sky easier, we use a telescope with a motorized mount, which is connected to a laptop. Using an application like Stellarium, it is easy to select an object on the monitor (like a star or planet), then pressing the telescope Go-to key to guide it to the object.
-HanayaMesh- Star Party
To give our friends and customers a chance to do some star gazing in Second Life, we have put together a mesh star watching kit as a gift* for the Cold Winter Nights hunt. The set includes a telescope, as well as a laptop with cable, folding camp table and of course an astronomy reference book. The pieces (with the exception of the telescope) were handcrafted in our mesh workshop specifically for this project.
The set includes six built-in animations for simultaneous use by 3 avatars, to allow you and your friends to watch the sky, operate the laptop and stand around shivering, waiting for your turn. The animations are adjustable for height and rotation, and do not require poseballs. And yes, you can see the sky when you use the telescope!
The Cold Winter Nights Hunt starts on January 15, 2013 and runs until February 15th.
-Hanaya- is store number 13 and our hint is:
“Tiptoe through the tulips”
* Please note that all gifts in this hunt cost 10 L each.