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Jodi Lacy <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 22 Nov 2004 16:49:25 -0600
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Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomenon Conference

Proposal Deadline:              December 31, 2004
Conference Dates:               June 26 – July 1, 2005
Conference Location:            Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago

Proposals are invited for conference presentations at the Fifth
International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomenon

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

Invited speakers at INSAP V include Barbara Stafford, Professor of Art
History, University of Chicago; Jim Kaler, Professor Emeritus of
Astronomy, University of Illinois; John Carswell, former curator of
Islamic art at the Oriental Institute and Sotheby’s; Donna Cox, Professor
of Art and Design, University of Illinois; Mary Quinlan, Professor of Art
History, Northern Illinois University; and Michael Shank, Professor of the
History of Science, University of Wisconsin.

INSAP V is dedicated to the memory of one of its founders and strong
supporters, Ray White, Jr.

Conference Presentations:
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:

Complete proposals (Cover Sheet, Abstract, CV) must be received by
December 31, 2004.  Emailed proposals are preferred.  Proposals and
questions should be sent to [log in to unmask] or:

History of Astronomy Department
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60605

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