Proposals are invited for conference presentations at the Fifth International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomenon (INSAP). INSAP V will be based at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago from June 26 – July 1, 2005.
A complete proposal for a conference presentation includes a Presentation Proposal Cover Sheet; a 250-word Presentation Proposal Abstract; and a one-page CV. We especially invite presentations on the inspiration of art produced for public spaces, including planetaria. Proposals relating to North American arts and modern astronomy are also encouraged. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations or exhibitions within a planetarium theater or in one of the gallery spaces reserved for the conference (these proposals may include up to five image attachments). INSAP V offers several presentation formats: slides, Powerpoint, video, DVD, and two planetarium theaters (with Zeiss and Digistar/StarRider technologies). We will have a traditional poster presentation format as well as an electronic bulletin board for displays. The latter formats may be made accessible to general Adler Planetarium visitors. Notifications will be sent on February 28, 2005.
Forms and further information are available on the INSAP website (web address shown below)
Complete proposals (Cover Sheet, Abstract, CV) must be received by December 31, 2004. Emailed proposals are preferred. Email or mail to the postal or e-mail address provided below.
INSAP conferences explore the rich and diverse ways in which people of the past and present incorporate astronomical events into literary, visual, and performance arts. This emphasis distinguishes INSAP from other conferences that focus on archeoastronomy, ethnoastronomy, or cultural astronomy. INSAP provides a mechanism for a broad sampling of artists, writers, musicians, historians, philosophers, scientists, and others to talk about the diversity of astronomical inspiration.
INSAP V will be based at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago from June 26 – July 1, 2005. Mornings and early afternoons are devoted to conference presentations. Afternoons and evenings will include field trips and artistic performances. Venues include the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Adler Planetarium.
INSAP V is dedicated to the memory of one of its founders and strong supporters, Ray White, Jr.
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