September 27-29, 2015
    Large Seminar Room at
    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ),
    Mitaka, Tokyo, JAPAN

Last updated on March 18, 2016


    A hard copy version is published and sent to each participant (March 2016). The online version is also available.
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Main Topics

  • Activities of each country’s astronomy museums.
  • Science communication methods in astronomy museums.
  • Challenges of building an astronomy museum.
  • Management of astronomy museums.
  • Significance of astronomers interacting with visitors.
  • Opportunities for future cooperation.
  • Usage of visual contents in astronomy museums.

Invited Speakers

  • Carter Emmart (American Museum of National History)
  • Lars Lindberg Christensen (European Southern Observatory (ESO))
  • Pedro Russo (Leiden University, Netherland)
  • Hakim L. Malasan (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)
  • Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT))
  • Kim Sang-Hyuk(Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI))

Program and Abstracts


    Registration is closed.
    Registration fee : free of charge
    We will have a banquet on September 28 (3,000 JPY per person).
    NOAJ will not provide travel support.

Organizing Committees

    Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC)
    • Masahiko Hayashi (NAOJ)
    • Lars Lindberg Christensen (ESO)
    • Pedro Russo (Leiden University, Netherland)
    • Kazunari Shibata (Kyoto University)
    • Kazuhiro Sekiguchi (NAOJ)
    • Hidehiko Agata (NAOJ)
    • Kumiko Usuda-Sato (NAOJ)
    Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
    • Hidehiko Agata (NAOJ)
    • Kumiko Usuda-Sato (NAOJ)
    • Shiomi Nemoto (NAOJ)
    • Makiko Aoki (NAOJ)
    • Tokiko Fujita (NAOJ)
    • Hiroko Komiyama (NAOJ)
    • Ramsey Lundock (NAOJ)
    • Kazuhiro Sekiguchi (NAOJ)

Contact: symp2015*at*

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
2-21-1 Osawa Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8588 JAPAN
Mitaka Campus Map The Large Seminar Room is located on the 1st floor of the Subaru Building (W1).