Wednesday, February 2
9:00 Welcome; Review of workshop goals (Danly, Koke)
9:20 Setting the stage: What is Viz? (Wyatt, Danly)
9:45 Introduction of first 8 participants (participant self-introduction)
10:00 Review of literature: Visualization in Informal Education (Connolly; ch. 1)
10:15 Case Studies from the Community/Lessons Learned — Part One
10:45 Instructions to by-community (i.e.,"birds-of-feather" (BOF) breakouts)
11:00 Coffee and "BOF" breakouts (to draft ch. 2)
  • Scientists, mission managers
  • Visualization producers
  • Vendors
  • Users: museums/planetariums
  • Users: other
  • Other
12:15 Lunch (continuing "BOF" discussion as needed)
1:15 Introduction of next 8 participants
1:30 Reports from break-out groups and discussion (including a report from Jim Sweitzer on the GLPA NEI focus group and Judy Koke on Four Corners NEI focus group)
2:45 Case Studies from theCommunity / Lessons Learned — Part Two
3:45 Coffee Break
4:00 Introduction of next 8 participants
4:15 Uses of visualizations in programs
Dinner (participants on their own)
7:30 3D – Dessert and Demos in the Dome
Thursday, February 3
9:00 Introduction of next 8 participants
9:15 Presentation and Discussion: Where is science visualization heading? (Emmart; includes report from Chabot focus group by Barnett)
10:30 Break-out groups
  • opportunities and challenges for domed environments (ch 7)
  • opportunities and challenges for non-theatre users (ch 8)
  • professional development and training (ch 10)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Space Show or demos
1:45 Introduction of next 8 participants
2:00 Report of morning break-outs and discussion
2:15 Break-outs
  • priority-ranked list of visualizations (ch. 4)
  • educational "tool kits" (ch. 3)
  • guidelines for evaluating visualizations (ch. 6)
4:00 Introduction of next 8 participants
4:15 Report of afternoon break-outs and discussion
Dinner (participants on their own)
Friday, February 4
9:00 Introductions of remaining participants
9:15 Review of "roadblocks/concerns" list (ch. 9)
Review of "best practices" (ch. 5)
11:00 Strategies for facilitating coordination among communities and providing for sustainability (ch. 11, 13)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Presentation from morning work; discussion; summary of next steps (ch. 12)
3:00 Adjourn
Draft Outline of the Report to NASA
Chapter 1 Visualization and informal science education: rationale
Chapter 2 A summary of the current state of the field, including a description of the resources, capabilities, needs, and limitations of each community identified in Figure 1 and lessons learned from previous activities;
Chapter 3 A description of the educational "tool kits" desired by informal education professionals to permit customization to their own institutions and audiences;
Chapter 4 A straw-man priority-ranked list of desired visualizations based on an evaluation of the current drivers and capabilities for science visualization;
Chapter 5 A summary of best practices and standards to date and areas where work must be done;
Chapter 6 Recommendations for evaluating science visualizations in informal science education settings;
Chapter 7 Recommendations for evaluating science visualizations in informal science education settings;
Chapter 8 A summary of the opportunities and challenges unique to venues excluding theatres;
Chapter 9 A summary of current roadblocks or other issues of concern;
Chapter 10 Recommendations for providing for training and professional development within and between communities;
Chapter 11 Suggested strategies for facilitating coordination among various communities, including NASA;
Chapter 12 A summary of next steps, both near-term and long-term;
Chapter 13 Recommendations for sustainability
Chapter 14 List of Participants