If you are a professional or student interested in visualizing astronomy data then you should not miss the Astro-Viz 2011 workshop. We invite participants who span a broad range of interests and expertise, including: visualization and graphics experts, illustrators/animators, planetarium developers and media. The goal for this workshop is discussion on the development of visualization for use in research and education and not just limited to astronomy. Registration is live.
For more information visit http://ssg.astro.washington.edu/astroviz.shtml

Astro-Viz 2011 Workshop

This workshop is dedicated to astronomy visualization. We invite participants who span a broad range of interests and expertise, including, visualization and graphics experts, illustrators and animators, planetarium developers and technical media. Our goal for this workshop is an active discussion on the development of visualization for use in research and education.
The workshop will be held at the University of Washington's new digital planetarium.
Areas of discussion will include

  • Open discussion of visualization in astrophysics ranging from interactivity to high-dimensional data
    • Volume and point rendering
    • Interaction with massive data sets
    • Scalable and interactive visualization
  • Outreach and visualization
    • Planetariums/museums
    • Dome visualization
    • Connection between the dome and the classroom
  • Content creation
    • The role of the observatories
    • Generating full dome content
    • Standards and sharing

AstroViz 2011