As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, and that now includes DUG Conferences.
In 2014, the DUG membership chose The Planetarium at UT-Arlington as host of the 2016 conference. Since then, Houston's Burke Baker Planetarium has rejoined the Digistar family with a full renovation and major system upgrade to the world's first True8K™ dome. As a result of this exciting development, Arlington and Houston have worked with DUG officers to offer a joint conference this year.
DUG 2016 will begin in Houston on Monday, September 19th. Conference events in Houston include a trip to Space Center Houston and Johnson Space Center, portable Digsitar mirror-dome demonstrations, 8K dome demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours, full dome photography in the Butterfly Center, and more. Everything except food and lodging is covered by the conference registration fee!
After demonstrations and a school show on Wednesday morning, the group will be transported to Arlington on September 21st. A Standards Committee meeting will be held, followed by a reception to open the Arlington portion of the conference. Also in Arlington will be the annual Business Meeting, workshops and more user demos. The conference closes Friday evening with a DUG Banquet.
Free post-conference workshops will be offered during the morning and afternoon of Saturday, September 24th.
Conference details are posted at www.digistardomes.org. Click the link under "DUG 2016 Host" for more information.