2017 'Data to Dome' Workshop

The International Planetarium Society and the National Astronomical Observatory invite you to take part in the 'Data to Dome' workshop to be held March 2nd and 3rd on the NAOJ campus in Tokyo Japan. The workshop will bring together planetarium professionals, astronomers, and visualization experts to advance the state of the art in big data visualization in the planetarium. The two-day workshop will be structured with morning sessions consisting of talks and workshops and afternoon working sessions. The organizers will identify astronomers with datasets to be visualized during the working sessions (for example Subaru HSC imaging). The afternoon sessions will feature a visualization showcase and a practicum where teams will be formed and work collaboratively on various projects. The goal of this workshop is to bring together members of the astronomy and planetarium communities to work on solving problems related to visualizing big data in the planetarium. All participants are invited to present a short example of their visualization work. There are also limited opportunities to present a 30 minute paper on a topic of general interest to the community.


International Planetarium Society (IPS)
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)


Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)
Japan Planetarium Association (JPA)
The International Festival of Science Visualization (IFSV)

International Committee Members

Mark SubbaRao (Adler Planetarium)
Carter Emmart (American Museum of Natural History)
Thomas Kraupe (Planetarium Hamburg)
Lars Christiensen (ESO)
Hidehiko Agata (NAOJ)
Tsunehiko Kato (NAOJ)
Toshiyuki Takahei (Orihalcon Tec.)
Kaoru Kimura (National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo)


The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)


A mix of Presentations (30 min) and Workshops (60min) at Morning Session (Theory/Current Situation/Report):

The practicum at the first day’s Afternoon Session:
  • The practicum will provide an opportunity for participants to work together and build visualizations using the datasets, software and techniques learned in the workshops and presentations.
Showcase (temporary):
  • 4D2U movie contents showcase at 4D2U theater
  • Visualization Showcase (opportunity for participants to show short, 5 minute, examples of their visualization work)
Register to attend the event! If you have any doubts, please make inquiries using the contact form on the official website.

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