Data to Dome Workshop

Mar. 2 - 3 , 2017 at NAOJ

©2015 Tomoaki Ishiyama, Hirotaka Nakayama, 4D2U Project, NAOJ

Data to Dome
Invitation from Chair

The International Planetarium Society and the National Astronomical Observatory invite you to participate in the 'Data to Dome' workshop to be held Mar. 2 and 3 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.

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.

I hope that you will be able to join us,

Mark SubbaRao

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)
We are asking to make a donation for supporting this workshop from cooperation companies.
Mark SubbaRao (Adler Planetarium)
Carter Emmart (American Museum of Natural History)
Thomas Kraupe (Planetarium Hamburg)
Lars Lindberg Christiensen (ESO)
Ryan Wyatt (California Academy of Sciences)
Hidehiko Agata (NAOJ)
Tsunehiko Kato (NAOJ)
Toshiyuki Takahei (Orihalcon Tec.)
Kaoru Kimura (Japan Science Foundation, Science Museum)
Shoichi Itoh Saeki (NAOJ)
Satomi Hatano(NAOJ,Japan)
Makiko Aoki(NAOJ,Japan)
Yukiko Shibata(NAOJ,Japan)

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

Mitaka Campus

Address: 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan

Campas Guide

The Large Seminar Room (The 1st floor of the Subaru Building[Map:W1]) & 4D2U Theater[Map:S4]

Date & Fee
Mar. 2 - 3 , 2017
Participation Fee
5,000 JPY
Reception party Fee
5,000 JPY

*You are requested to pay the subscription on the day.


Travel support funds(Application deadline is Jan. 15)

*We are prepared to offer travel support funds to students and planetarium interns. (Participants from overseas will be given priority.) If you wish to apply, you will need to prepare a statement explaining your motivation for attending; a signed letter of recommendation; and an itemized estimate of your travel expenses. We will email the application details after we receive your registration.


We want this to be a “hands on” workshop, with participants actively following along and working on laptops.
The workshop to approximately 50 participants. Perhaps 35 from Japan and 15 international participants.

Hotels Guide
Cosmos Lodge :Located in NAOJ Mitaka Canpas
  • Single Room: 700JPY(/1day)
  • Cleaning Fee: 1,590JPY(/5day)
  • Up to 4 rooms(First-come-first-served basis)

※Please make a reservation at the registration form.

Hotel Mets :website

※Please make a reservation by yourself.


The modern, networked, digital planetarium is a world-class big data visualization facility. 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.

Workshop Structure

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.

A mix of Presentations (30 min) and Workshops (60min) at Morning Session(Theory/Current Situation/Report):Redme
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. The workshop presenters and session speakers will be present to assist participants.
Showcase (temporary)
  • 4D2U movie contents showcase at 4D2U theater
  • Visualization Showcase (opportunity for participants to show short, 5 minute, examples of their visualization work)
  • Practicum at the first day’s Afternoon Session
Live streaming

The workshops & Presentations are streamed live at NAOJ Channell.

We really appreciate your support.

The 7th IFSV Domefest
March 5 - March 7, 2017
Organized by:
Organizing Committee for the International Festival of Science Visualization

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IFSV Website

Contact us
Data to Dome Infomation desk
Public Relations Center(NAOJ)

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