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The Japan Planetarium Association is inviting IPS members attending the 2014 Conference in Beijing to a new post-conference tour to Japan.

Scheduled from June 30-July 2 in Nagoya and Tokyo, just prior to the Tanabata (Star Festival, celebrated on July 7).

In addition to the cultural exchange with JPA members, the tour includes:

A visit to the Nagoya City Science Museum, location of the world’s largest planetarium dome (35 meters, or roughly 115 feet). www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/en/index.html

The Synra Dome at the Science Museum, Tokyo, to see the outstanding development for real time 3DCG. www.jsf.or.jp/eng/exhibits/4th_floor/4b_synra_dome/

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Tokyo (Mitaka Campus), where you will receive space simulator software. www.nao.ac.jp/en/

The Institute of Space and Astronomical Science/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), for a tour and a workshop on using archived big data.
www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/index.shtml


Schedule:

June 29, arrive in Nagoya. You will be able to take a direct flight from Beijing to Nagoya (Centrair). Nagoya is very tourism-oriented city for travelers.

June 30: SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, lunch, and Nagoya City Science Museum

July 1, Transfer to Tokyo, Lunch
, JAXA/ISAS

July 2, National Astronomical Observatory Japan, Lunch, Science Museum, Tokyo

Registration
We will open a registration form on the JPA webpage soon, and also will provide information about hotels and transfer.

Registration fee is free, but you will need to pay for transfer and a fee at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and your own transportation to Japan, hotel and food. Estimated cost is between US $700-800for four nights in Japan.

Please contact Kaoru Kimura, JPS affiliate representative, at Kaoru@jsf.or.jp
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