CAP2018 NEWS

February 07, 2018

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

Due to the large number of participants, pre-registration of the CAP2018 workshops is required. Please complete the workshop registration here. The workshops are first-come-first-served. The first deadline of workshop registration is Feb 23.

February 01, 2018

GUIDELINES FOR PROCEEDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

More News Coming Soon.

January 24, 2018

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 31 JANUARY

Thank you for the overwhelming interest in attending CAP 2018! As the venue has almost reached its capacity limit, conference registration will be closed on Jan 31 23:59 Japan time. We encourage you to register before that date if you still want to attend the conference. Thank you for your understanding.

January 9, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference has received overwhelming interest from professionals around the world. The number of registered participants is much higher than anticipated and it continues to increase. For this reason, the organisers would like to announce that if the venue limit of 400 participants is reached, registration will be closed sooner than 28 February 2018.

We would like to encourage all those who are planning on attending CAP 2018 to pay their registrations fees as soon as possible to secure their spot.

The CAP 2018 programme can be checked here.

We thank you for all your interest and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!

December 28, 2017

The draft program is published at the program page

December 9, 2017

Please find the list of accepted abstracts at accepted submission list (Google Docs)

November 1, 2017

The 2018 National and Local Organizing Committee wanted the CAP 2018 Conference to provide a unique opportunity to promote the development and professionalization of science communication in the Asia-Pacific region. Joint efforts between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Japanese crowdfunding campaigns allowed supporting the attendance of participants from Asia-Pacific countries. [Read more]

November 1, 2017

The CAP 2018 Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) has received an overwhelming response of more than 90 IAU Travel Grant applications. The SOC is delighted to see the enormous interest in the CAP 2018 conference in Japan. [Read more]

October 17, 2017

During CAP 2018 participants will have access to wireless WiFi accessible at any point from the venue. Unfortunately, a good connection is guaranteed only for a maximum of 50 users simultaneously. As we expect a larger number of participants at CAP 2018, we recommend buying data SIM cards. [Read more]

October 16, 2017

New Deadline: October 18, 2018, 23:59 UTC

15 October is the last day abstracts can be submitted to the Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 Conference (CAP 2018). The edition’s theme focuses on current challenges in astronomy communication, what purposes should our field serve in current contexts and what methods are most efficient in achieving our goals. [Read more]

October 2, 2017

15 October is the last day abstracts can be submitted to the Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 Conference (CAP 2018). The edition’s theme focuses on current challenges in astronomy communication, what purposes should our field serve in current contexts and what methods are most efficient in achieving our goals. [Read more]

Dr. Brossard, Ph.D., is one of the invited speakers at CAP 2018 in Fukuoka, Japan. In her talk, “Communicating Science in New Media Environments” she will discuss how scientific discourse gets constructed in online environments and stress the aspects that need to be taken into account for successful science communication, based on empirical research findings. [Read more]

September 18, 2017

Renowned theoretical physicist Hitoshi Murayama is one of the CAP 2018 invited speakers. His talk “Dark Side of the Universe for Everybody” will present his methods of using dark matter and dark energy to communicate science and engage the public. [Read more]

September 15, 2017

Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 (CAP 2018) in Japan will provide a  unique opportunity to promote the development and professionalization of science communication in the Asia-Pacific region. A joint effort between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and a Japanese crowdfunding campaign will allow support for the attendance of participants from developing countries in the region. The deadline to apply has been extended to October 15, 2018. [Read more]

September 14, 2017

Two types of grants are offered by organizers to provide support in attending the Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan. The deadline for both of them ends on 15 September. [Read more]

September 5, 2017

The Communicating Astronomy with the Public conference will be hosted in Japan, from 24 to 28 March 2018 in Fukuoka, in southern Island of Kyushu. For the 2018 edition a book of proceedings will be available, both as an online version and in print. [Read more]

July 1, 2017

Using Multimedia, Social Media, Immersive Environments, and other Technologies for Public Engagement with Astronomy  [Read more]

CAP2018 NEWS

February 07, 2018

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

Due to the large number of participants, pre-registration of the CAP2018 workshops is required. Please complete the workshop registration here. The workshops are first-come-first-served. The first deadline of workshop registration is Feb 23.

February 01, 2018

GUIDELINES FOR PROCEEDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

More information soon.

January 24, 2018

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 31 JANUARY

Thank you for the overwhelming interest in attending CAP 2018! As the venue has almost reached its capacity limit, conference registration will be closed on Jan 31 23:59 Japan time. We encourage you to register before that date if you still want to attend the conference. Thank you for your understanding.

December 9, 2017

Please find the list of accepted abstracts at accepted submission list (Google Docs)

November 1, 2017

The 2018 National and Local Organizing Committee wanted the CAP 2018 Conference to provide a unique opportunity to promote the development and professionalization of science communication in the Asia-Pacific region. Joint efforts between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Japanese crowdfunding campaigns allowed supporting the attendance of participants from Asia-Pacific countries. [Read more]

November 1, 2017

The CAP 2018 Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) has received an overwhelming response of more than 90 IAU Travel Grant applications. The SOC is delighted to see the enormous interest in the CAP 2018 conference in Japan. [Read more]

October 17, 2017

During CAP 2018 participants will have access to wireless WiFi accessible at any point from the venue. Unfortunately, a good connection is guaranteed only for a maximum of 50 users simultaneously. As we expect a larger number of participants at CAP 2018, we recommend buying data SIM cards. [Read more]

October 16, 2017

New Deadline: October 18, 2018,
23:59 UTC
We regret to inform that our CAP 2018 website has been experiencing some difficulties in the past hours due to the many requests for submission. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience. The organizing committee has agreed to an extension of the deadline for abstract submission and Asia-Pacific Grant Application. You are welcome to still submit your abstract by following the links available: [Read more]

October 2, 2017

15 October is the last day abstracts can be submitted to the Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 Conference (CAP 2018). The edition’s theme focuses on current challenges in astronomy communication, what purposes should our field serve in current contexts and what methods are most efficient in achieving our goals. [Read more]

Dr. Brossard, Ph.D., is one of the invited speakers at CAP 2018 in Fukuoka, Japan. In her talk, “Communicating Science in New Media Environments” she will discuss how scientific discourse gets constructed in online environments and stress the aspects that need to be taken into account for successful science communication, based on empirical research findings. [Read more]

September 18, 2017

Using Multimedia, Social Media, Immersive Environments, and other Technologies for Public Engagement with Astronomy [Read more]

September 15, 2017

Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 (CAP 2018) in Japan will provide a  unique opportunity to promote the development and professionalization of science communication in the Asia-Pacific region. A joint effort between the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and a Japanese crowdfunding campaign will allow support for the attendance of participants from developing countries in the region. The deadline to apply has been extended to October 15, 2018[Read more]

September 14, 2017

Two types of grants are offered by organizers to provide support in attending the Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018 Conference in Fukuoka, Japan. The deadline for both of them ends on 15 September. [Read more]

September 5, 2017

The proceedings printed copies are included in the registration fee and will be sent to all CAP 2018 participants. [Read more]

July 1, 2017

Using Multimedia, Social Media, Immersive Environments, and other Technologies for Public Engagement with Astronomy  [Read more]