“The 6th International Festival of Scientific Visualization 2015”

Date : 1 August to 30 September 2015


 In recent years, there has been phenomenal progress in the expressiveness and quality of digital full dome imaging. At Dome Festa, many events will be held: showings of overseas and domestic dome imaging films, lectures by invited overseas guests,ShortFilm contest、 and exhibitions by Company.


  • September 23(Wed) - 26(Sat), 2015 (for 4 days)


Koriyama City fureai Science Center

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Audience Choise Award

 Most popular films in Dome Festa

First Prize

Second Prize

  • Habitat Earth
  •  Ryan Wyatt
      (California Academy of Science)

Third Prize

  • Polaris
  •  Eric Frappa(RSA Cosmos)

Participation Fee

Full Days Pass:3,000 yen 1 Day Pass:2,000 yen Banquet:5,000円

Dome Festa Registration


Koriyama View Hotel/Koriyama View Hotel Annex
  • If you'd like to reserve this hotel,Please submit to Dome Festa Registration form.



  • Organizing Committee for “IFSV 2015"
  • Koriyama CityKoriyama board of education、Koriyama City fureai Science Center

Supporting Associates

  • Koriyama Convention bureau

Time Schedule(Temporary)


Opening Ceremony 16:00-16:30OP
Special Session: International Year of Light16:30-17:30IYL
Trailer collection17:30-18:00T
Special Lecture 1: Mr. Lars Lindberg Christensen18:10-19:30SP1


The Short Film Contest10:30-11:25SC
Lunch Break12:50-13:40-
Special Lecture 2: Dr. Carter Emmart16:00-16:40SP2
Banquet(Pre-registration is required)19:00-21:00-


Lunch Break12:10-13:10-


Awards of Fulldome Festival in Jena10:30-11:05C
Closing Ceremony11:05-12:30CL

Films/Videography for Dome Festa

Please click for more details(Sorry,Some only Japanese.)

Losing the DarkIYL-1
Diagram of Our UniverseT1
A hidden story in the star chartT2
Geological history of Fukui(temporary)T3
Aurora (Temporary title only)T4
Moon of a Sleepless NightT5
Journey to the Centre of the Milky WaySP1-1
From Earth to the UniverseSP1-2
Habitat EarthS1-2
Solar SuperstormsS1-3
Star tale and Star lore in Indonesian ArchipelagoS1-4
Einstein and the Secret of GravityS2-1
Melody of Aurora - Search for Mysterious Light -S2-3
Eternal Return-Inherit the life-S2-4
Tiny GiantsS3-1
Einstein ExpressS3-2
Amanogawa wo saguruS3-3
The girl who walked upside downS3-4
Amanogawa airando hiringuS4-1
Remains of the DinosaursS4-2
Sakura Sakura ~Ki no hana mau sakura-jima to hoshi to~S4-3
Star OceanS5-1
COSMIC FRONT-Birth of the first stars-S5-2
Kimi ga sumu hoshiS5-3
DETECTIVE CONAN~Detective’s Starry Night~S6-1
Kumamon no hoshizora omotyabakoS6-2
A Farmer's Day in The UniverseS6-3
Hoshi ni negai wo tuki ni inori oS7-1
“Canvas of Stars: The Astronomical World of H.A. Rey”S7-2
Ambition the filmS7-4
The Flower of AfterimageC-1

Special Session : International Year of Light


  • Planning:IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach(OAO)
  • Moderator:Sze-leung Cheung(OAO)

In this special session, hosted by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach we will show the "Losing the Dark" Planetarium show, dedicated to raising awareness to light pollution and to the preservation of the night sky. The show will then be followed by a LIVE Skype Talk connection Japan to the United States. The session will host a panel discussion composed by Constance Walker from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and International Dark Skies Association (IDA) Board of Directors; Carolyn Collins Petersen, Director and Producer for Loss Ness Productions, and Nobuaki Ochi from Toyo University and leader of IDA Tokyo. The discussion will be moderated by Sze-leung Cheung, International Outreach Coordinator for IAU. This is a special session dedicated to the celebration of the International Year of Light 2015 and International Astronomical Union special program Cosmic Light focused on preserving the night skies.

  • Constance Walker

    Constance Walker
    National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
    International Dark Skies Association (IDA) Board of Directors

  • Carolyn Collins

    Carolyn Collins Petersen
    CEO, Loch Ness Productions

  • Nobuaki Ochi

    Nobuaki Ochi
    Associate Professor, Toyo University
    Leader of IDA Tokyo

  • Constance Walker

    Sze-leung Cheung
    International Outreach Coordinator
    Office for Astronomy Outreach, International Astronomical Union

Invited Lecturer Profiles


Special Lecture 1

Mr. Lars Lindberg Christensen

 Lars is a science communication specialist heading the ESO education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD) in Munich, Germany. He is responsible for public outreach and education for the La Silla-Paranal Observatory, for ESO's part of ALMA (the largest and most expensive ground-based astronomical project currently under construction), for the European Extremely Large Telescope (the largest optical telescope in planning), for ESA’s part of the Hubble Space Telescope and for the International Astronomical Union Press Office.

Special Lecture 2

Dr. Carter Emmart

 Carter Emmart is the Director of Astrovisualization at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. He directs space show productions based on immersive data visualization for the Hayden Planetarium within the Rose Center. Carter oversees software development for interactive use of the 3D universe atlas known as the Digital Universe, which can now be networked between planetariums and classrooms worldwide. The Swedish company SCISS grew out of these efforts in a series of internships he hosted from Linkoping University. Starting astronomy courses at the age of ten in the old Hayden, Carter grew up in a family of artists and got his BA in geophysics from the University of Colorado, and his doctorate from Linkoping University, Sweden. He has had careers in architectural modeling, technical illustration and science visualization at NASA Ames Research Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research prior to joining the staff at AMNH.

Film Entry for DomeFesta:Submissions ​deadline ​is June 29,2015 17:00 JST
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