Antares represented at CAP 2011 in Beijing through VFX Alliance


Antares FullDome Productions
will be represented at the ¨CAP 2011 - Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2011¨ through its business partner VFX Alliance this October 10-14 in Beijing, China. 

VFX Alliance (http://www.vfxalliance.com/) has offices in Berlin, Bejing, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong and Münich and is distributing Antares fulldome films for planetariums in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, and Taiwan). VFX Alliance is a full service media production company that offers a full range of design, film- and post production services.

The CAP 2011 conference in Beijing builds on the work of the previous conferences in this series and the huge success of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). It will bring together producers of astronomical information (research scientists), public information officers (connected with large observatories and space missions), and mediators (science reporters and writers, staff members from museums, planetariums). As well as the legacy aspects of IYA2009 activities, CAP2011 will focus on how to use online and social media to excite the public and how outreach activities can be encouraged in the developing world. In general the participants are encouraged to present statistics and numbers showing the output of their work in a quantitative form.

 


Some of the major themes in this year’s edition will be;

 

Social media for astronomy outreach
Media relations in the digital age
Audiovisual & multimedia communication incl. tools and techniques
Crowdsourcing/citizen science projects
Alternative ways for communicating astronomy with the public
The challenges of the digital era
Using astronomy outreach to excite children with science and technology
Evaluation of outreach projects
Social impact of astronomy communication
Astronomy communication in the developing world
The legacy of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) Year of Astronomy (IYA2009)


For more information regarding the CAP 2011 conference, please visit http://www.communicatingastronomy.org/index.html

 

For further information on the Antares FullDome Productions programs and shows for digital planetariums, please visit www.antares-fulldome.com or contact Alexander Zaragoza by writing to azaragoza@antares-fulldome.com

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