AstroViz 2018

Jun. 13, 2018 - Jun. 15, 2018

Pasadena, CA

A workshop exploring the many aspects of astronomical visualization for science, informal education, and communication

Conference Session Videos Posted

The workshop is over but the conversations live on. The AstroViz keynotes and conference sessions are now available for viewing on YouTube:

Final Schedule Posted

We have updated the Program tab with the full schedule of talks.

Keynote Speakers

We are delighed to welcome two distinguished keynote speakers on Wednesday, June 13th:

Astronomical Artist Rick Sternbach

Composer & Conductor Eric Whitacre

Stay Updated

We have added a News & Updates tab where you can see all the information that has been provided to attendees.

Information on how to join in the conversation during and after the workshop has been posted to a Social Media tab.

About AstroViz

The AstroViz 2018 workshop will provide an opportunity for professionals that create or use astronomical visualizations to enable science learning, literacy, and communication to meet, share techniques, and develop strategies and best practices for asset development, asset sharing, and dissemination.  The goal of this workshop is to re-establish a functional community of practice that will become a platform for ongoing collaboration among these groups and facilitate increasing awareness and interactions with the larger astronomy education and research communities. 


The workshop is geared towards the interests of the following:

  • Visualization Creators and Astronomers
    • Imaging experts who render data into public-friendly images
    • Astronomers who develop visual representations of data/simulations
    • Astronomers directly connected to current science that also work with visualization creators
    • Artists who develop science-based visuals (CG, animations, stills)
    • Video producers who create/utilize visualization assets
  • Informal Education Specialists
    • Center-based outreach
    • Museums/Planetariums
    • University
  • Developers
    • Planetarium software
    • Interactive web developers
    • VR/AR developers
    • Mobile developers


Please read through the Scope & Themes for more details about the topics to be covered.

This workshop is being organized by members of the NASA’s Universe of Learning team.  NASA's Universe of Learning creates and delivers science-driven, audience-driven resources and experiences designed to engage and immerse learners of all ages and backgrounds in exploring the universe for themselves. The project is the result of a unique partnership between the Space Telescope Science Institute, Caltech/IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University, and is one of 27 competitively-selected cooperative agreements within the NASA Science Mission Directorate STEM Activation program.