AstroViz 2018

Jun. 13, 2018 - Jun. 15, 2018

Pasadena, CA

Local Attractions

In case your trip to Pasadena/Los Angeles extends longer than the conference, here is a short list of activities that may be of particular interest to the astronomy viz community.


Huntington Library & Gardens

Located 10 minutes from Caltech, the Huntington features an extensive collection of historic science documents as well as the Orbit Pavillion (installation that uses sonification to represent orbiting satellites).

10 AM-5 PM (We-Mo)

California Science Center

Featuring the Space Shuttle Endeavour (and a limited-run King Tut exhibit)

10 AM-5 PM (daily)

Griffith Observatory

Los Angles' classic Art Deco planetarium and observatory.
Noon-10 PM (Tu-Fr), 10 AM-10 PM (Sa-Su)

Mt. Wilson Observatory

See where Hubble discovered the Expanding Universe!
10 AM-5 PM (Mo-Fr), 8:30 AM-5 PM (Sa-Su)

Pasadena Museum of History

Featuring the exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science Fiction & Southern California, exploring the history of science fiction in Southern California from 1930 to 1980, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society.

Virtual Reality Experiences

IMAX VR Los Angeles

This venue, located in the Fairax district adjacent to The Grove and Farmer's Market, offers a choice of 9 different VR experiences and a mix of single and multi-person options.


Known for creating immersive multi-player VR experiences, The VOID now has 2 venues in the Los Angeles area which are both featuring "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire."