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We are Fifth Star Labs


We believe in great experiences. We think they have the power to inspire and can expand our understanding. Fun and beauty is our sugar. Knowledge is our medicine.

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We are Fifth Star Labs


We believe in great experiences. We think they have the power to inspire and can expand our understanding. Fun and beauty is our sugar. Knowledge is our medicine.

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Chris Laurel


Software developer specializing in interactive 3D graphics. Creator of Celestia, a popular open source application for astronomical visualization. Previously worked at Microsoft and NVIDIA, and consulted for NASA and the the European Space Agency.

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Chris Laurel


Software developer specializing in interactive 3D graphics. Creator of Celestia, a popular open source application for astronomical visualization. Previously worked at Microsoft and NVIDIA, and consulted for NASA and the the European Space Agency.

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Nick Risinger


Photographer and designer with honors from the Advanced Imaging Conference and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. Featured in the Royal Hotel Clock Tower Astronomy Center in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Appearances include Wired, BBC Horizon, and Public Radio International’s The World.

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Nick Risinger


Photographer and designer with honors from the Advanced Imaging Conference and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. Featured in the Royal Hotel Clock Tower Astronomy Center in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Appearances include Wired, BBC Horizon, and Public Radio International’s The World.

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