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


    Day 1 : Sunday, September 27

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pmRegistration
    Session 1: The NAOJ Museum Plan
    (Chair: Kazuhiro Sekiguchi) * See the abstracts for session 1
    * Read the Basic Concept for the NAOJ Museum (Tentative Name)
    English version / Japanese version
    1:00 pm - 1:20 pmOpening Talk: Mission of the Symposium / Hidehiko Agata (NAOJ)
    1:20 pm - 1:50 pmIntroduction of the NAOJ Museum Plan / Kumiko Usuda-Sato (NAOJ)
    1:50 pm - 2:10 pmDiscussion
    Session 2: Museum Activities at each Research Institute/Museum (1)
    (Chair: Hidehiko Agata) * See the abstracts for session 2
    2:10 pm - 2:40 pmThe Challenges of Managing a Science Museum / Lars Lindberg Christensen (ESO)
    2:40 pm - 3:10 pmNASA Astrophysics E/PO: A Quarter Century of Discovery and Inspiration with the Hubble Space Telescope / Hussein Jirdeh (Space Telescope Science Institute)
    3:10 pm - 3:30 pmCoffee Break
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAn Initiative to Utilize Scientific Instruments Collection at Bosscha Observatory to Build Science Museum / Hakim L. Malasan and Yatny Yulianty (Bosscha Observatory and Astronomy Division, FMIPA / Institut Teknologi Bandung)
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pmStrategies for Astronomical Outreach Activities in Thailand / Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand)
    4:30 pm - 4:50 pmGunma Astronomical Observatory, a Public Observetory with a Large Telescope / Osamu Hashimoto and Akihito Igarashi (Gunma Astronomical Observatory)
    4:50 pm - 5:10 pmFuture Plan of Kyoto/Kwasan Observatory Museum / Kazunari Shibata (Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University)
    5:10 pm - 5:40 pmDiscussion
    Excursion and Reception
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pmExcursion 1: Moon-viewing Event at Mitaka Picture Book House in the Astronomical Observatory Forest
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pmReception (snacks and one drink) at the Cafeteria of Cosmos Lodge

    Day 2 : Monday, September 28

    9:00 am - 10:20 amExcursion 2: Screening at the Four-Dimensional Digital Universe (4D2U) Dome Theater and Guided Facility Tour
    Session 3: Collaboration between Science Museums and Research Institutes
    (Chair: Lars Lindberg Christensen) * See the abstracts for session 3
    10:30 am - 11:00 amConsiderations For Making Your Museum More Welcoming and Accessible For Visitors With Disabilities (remote presentation) / Noreen Grice (You Can Do Astronomy LLC)
    11:00 am - 11:30 amRethinking the Concept of the Planetarium / Carter Emmart (American Museum of Natural History)
    11:30 am - 11:50 amA History and Activities of Sendai Astronomical Observatory / Makoto TOSA (Sendai Astronomical Observatory)
    11:50 am - 12:10 pmShanghai Planetarium: Introduction to an Ambitious Planetarium Project / Lin Qing (Shanghai Science & Technology Museum)
    12:10 pm - 12:20 pmGroup Photo
    12:20 pm - 1:30 pmLunch and Poster Session
    Session 4: Diverse Approaches at Museums and Research Institutes
    (Chair: Kumiko Usuda-Sato) * See the abstracts for session 4
    << This session will include oral presentations in Japanese. Simultaneous translation will be provided. >>
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pmThe Concept of “Universal Museum” - The Significance and Possibility of Exhibiting Tactile Culture - / Kojiro Hirose (National Museum of Ethnology)
    2:00 pm - 2:20 pmMuseums of Astronomy in Japan / Atsushi Matsuo (Yamaguchi Museum)
    2:20 pm - 2:40 pmPlanetarium and Exhibition of astronomy in Nagoya City Science Museum / Katsuhiro Mouri (Nagoya City Science Museum)
    2:40 pm - 3:00 pmActivity of the Osaka Science Museum / Yoshiya Watanabe (Osaka Science Museum)
    3:00 pm - 3:20 pmPlanetarium and OAO / Sze-leung Cheung (International Astronomical Union Office for Astronomy Outreach)
    3:20 pm - 3:40 pmCoffee Break and Poster Session
    Session 5: Museum Activities at each Research Institute/Museum (2)
    (Chair: Masahiko Hayashi) * See the abstracts for session 5
    3:40 am - 4:10 pmOpen Standards for Science Centres and Museums / Pedro Russo (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
    4:10 pm - 4:40 pmHow research in public astronomy communication can inform practice and policy / Marta Entradas (London School of Economics and ISCTE-IUL)
    4:40 pm - 5:10 pmAn Introduction of the Korean Astronomical History Museum of KASI / Kim Sang Hyuk and Mihn Byeong-Hee (Korea Astronomy and Space Science)
    5:10 pm - 5:30 pmFrom Exhibition Room to Pavilion: Promotion of ISAS's Outreach Activities / Chisato Ikuta and Takuya Ohkawa (ISAS/JAXA)
    5:30 pm - 5:50 pmThe Record of 3 Million Visitors and the NINS PR Center in the NAOJ Nobeyama Campus / Kenzo Kinugasa, Makiko Nishioka, Hiroshi Mikoshiba, Kazuhiko Miyazawa Noriyuki Shinohara, Hidemi Ide, and Masao Saito (Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ)
    5:50 pm - 6:00 pmCollaboration of Kimura Hisashi Memorial Museum and Oshu Space and Astronomy Museum in NAOJ Mizusawa Campus / Osamu Kameya and Hiroshi Funayama (Mizusawa VLBI Observaotory, NAOJ)
    6:00 pm - 6:10 pmNearly 120 Years of Science History in Danger: The Collections in the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mizusawa / Yukie Baba (Ochanomizu University) and Toshiaki Ishikawa (Mizukawa VLBI Observatory, NAOJ)
    6:10 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pmBanquet at the Cafeteria of Cosmos Lodge

    Day 3 : Tuesday, September 29

    Session 6: Discussions and Conclusions
    (Chair: Pedro Russo) * See the abstracts for session 6
    9:00 am - 9:30 amNAOJ Projects and E/PO Activities / Masahiko Hayashi (NAOJ)
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pmGroup Discussions
    10:30 am - 11:30 amOverall Discussion
    11:30 am - 12:00 pmClosing

    Poster Presentations

    * See the abstracts for poster presentations

    1. Making Brochure and Original Goods in the NAOJ Nobeyama Campus / Makiko Nishioka, Kenzo Kinugasa, Hiroshi Mikoshiba, Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Noriyuki Shinohara, Hidemi Ide, and Masao Saito (Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ)
    2. Artist in Residence at the Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ / Hidemi Ide, Kenzo Kinugasa (NRO/NAOJ), Yukino Suzuki (Siga-Kogen Roman Museum), Makiko Nishioka, Hiroshi Mikoshiba, Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Noriyuki Shinohara, Masao Saito (NRO/NAOJ) and Koji Ohnishi (Nagano National College of Technology)
    3. Kimura Memorial Museum in NAOJ Mizusawa Campus / Osamu Kameya, Hiroshi Funayama (Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, NAOJ)
    4. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Directory for World Astronomy Network / Lina Canas and Sze-leung Cheung (International Astronomical Union (IAU) / National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ))
    5. An implication for categorizing and organizing the astronomical instruments from the museological viewpoint / Hiroshi Horii*1, Yoshihiro Takata*2, Shunsuke Yamashita*3, Masaharu Hayashi*4, Misato Horii*1, and Takahiro Iino*5, (1) AMANE LLC., (2) Kanazawa University, (3) The Hokkaido University Museum, (4)Hitotsubashi University, (5)Tokyo Univ. of Agr. and Tech.
    6. An attempt to look for new possibilities of communication for science 〜"Astronomy" and "Chado (the way of tea)"〜 / Naoko ASAMI (JPSE), Naohiro, TAKANASHI (The University of Tokyo), Shuichi, KITOH (Seisa University)
    7. It's Very Popular Educational Outreach Program at Science Museum in Japan / Yasuharu Hanaoka (Orbys Inc.)
    8. Japanese Lunar and Planetary Exploration Outreach - 17 years' history of "The Moon Station" / Junya Terazono (The University of Aizu), Seiichi Sakamoto (NAOJ), Makoto Yoshikawa (ISAS/JAXA), Naoki Wakabayashi (Tokyo University of Techonology), Junichi Watanabe (NAOJ)
    9. Atlas and Catalog of Dark Clouds / Tomomi Shimoikura and Kazuhito Dobashi (Tokyo Gakugei University)
    10. Four Dimensional Digital Universe Project / Takkaki Takeda, Eiichro Kokubo, Hidehiko Agata, Tsunehiko Kato, Hirotaka Nakayama, Yayoi Narasaki, Hinako Fukushi (NAOJ)
    11. Historical Items Database of the NAOJ Museum / Shiomi Nemoto, Kumiko Usuda-Sato, Ko Matsuda, Goro Sasaki, Masao Nakagiri, Hidehiko Agata, Hiroshi Funayama, Osamu Kameya, Kenzo Kinugasa, Hiroyuki Toda, Kenshi Yanagisawa (NAOJ), and Yukie Baba (Ochanomizu University)
    12. Science live show UNIVERSE: A collaboration between researchers, students, and museum / Kazuhisa Kamegai (Tokyo University of Science), Yoshiki Shibata (Saitama University)

    See the abstracts of Day 1
    See the abstracts of Day 2
    See the abstracts of Day 3 and the poster presentations

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