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IPS 2014: Post conference in Japan
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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).

The Synra Dome at the Science Museum, Tokyo, to see the outstanding development for real time 3DCG.

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in Tokyo (Mitaka Campus), where you will receive space simulator software.

The Institute of Space and Astronomical Science/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), for a tour and a workshop on using archived big data.


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

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

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
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