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Digistar Users Group Annual Meeting
DUG Awards Ceremony
Outing to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Who can register?
Those attending the 2019 DUG conference must be DUG members in good standing. Annual DUG Dues are $20US for individuals or organizations. According to the DUG Charter, the membership term coincides with the US Calendar year, beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st. If you have any questions about your current membership status, when you last paid dues, etc., please contact the DUG Treasurer. Any membership dues included with your DUG registration will be transferred to the DUG Treasurer at the meeting. As always, you may pay DUG dues directly to the DUG Treasurer. See the DUG Membership page for more details.
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If you would like to give a seminar at DUG, please fill contact use here: http://www.digistardomes.org/contact.html
Our recommendation is to prepare a 25 or 50 minute presentation. That duration should include time needed for questions so your actual presentation may be slightly shorter. If you have a longer presentation please contact us to make arrangements.
The Digistar Awards are sponsored by Evans & Sutherland to recognize excellence in Digistar productions and to promote DUG FTP Library and Digistar Cloud Library submissions. We encourage everyone to submit DUG FTP Library and Digistar Cloud Library items for award consideration.
E&S would like to stress that all content is welcome. We're looking for a wide variety of content. We're interested in educational segments for use in both formal and informal settings, content related to sciences other than astronomy, and STEM content. We're looking for content that may be artistic, musical, clever, funny, and/or beautiful as well as useful. Even if you think your entry is simple or basic - please submit it for consideration!
All material is welcome for showcasing at the meeting, but only those entries that are submitted to the DUG FTP Library and/or Digistar Cloud Library are eligible for the Digistar Awards. Entries will be judged by a panel of E&S staff and a DUG officer. While full shows and longer content is certainly welcome for consideration, for judging and presentation purposes at DUG please prepare a short version or excerpt.
Submitting via the Digistar Cloud Library:
For those Digistar users with access to the Digistar Cloud Library, simply share your content to the cloud. Next, right-click on your item and select "Copy Link to this Item". Email the link to Karen Klamczynski. In your message, note if you are interested in having the item considered for the DUG Awards. Please test your item. You can delete the item from your local system and download it from the Digistar Cloud Library as a test. You may also solicit other Digistar users to download and test the item for you.
Submitting via the FTP Library:
Please contact Karen Klamczynski for information regarding uploading to the ftp. Also, please be sure to let them know whether you want the submission entered as a demo only or for submission to the DUG Library and consideration for the Digistar Awards.
Please make your best effort to have all demo materials to us well in advance of the meeting date. FTP demo submissions must be received on or before July 17th. Digistar cloud submissions must be submitted on or before August 7th. Please send demo materials in advance and do not plan on hand carrying demos to the meeting! When building demos for FTP submission, please use the parent folder /Users/DUG/DUG2019/ and adjust your scripts/installation accordingly.
Off Location Presenters:
If you have a DUG Demo or awards demo and you will not be attending DUG, please plan to introduce your entry via Skype or similar service. We will coordinate and schedule a presentation time with you. If that will not be possible, please pre-record a brief personal greeting and introduction to be played before your entry. As a last resort, you may include additional information about your submission in your email to Karen.
Evans & Sutherland will again be offering free training workshops for Digistar system owners. This year we will be conducting training before the DUG meeting. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all training workshops.
Evans & Sutherland will be announcing their pre-conference training programs by May 1st, 2019.
How to Register for Pre-Conference Training
All of these DUG Training Workshops are free, though you must be a Digistar system owner to attend, and we will only hold spaces for those attending the DUG meeting itself. When Registering for attendance please choose the option that includes the Pre-Conference Training.
Please contact Karen Klamczynski +1 801-588-7409 for more information about our training options..
Our Pre-conference training offerings include a selection of full and half-day classes. You are invited to select one workshop for each morning and afternoon session.
Session offerings will be announced by E&S below.
Spend time in a virtual rainforest with Patience, as the planetarium is transformed into a sloth habitat. This 45-minute program will highlight the habitat and various conservation concerns about sloths. Find out how YOU can help sloths thrive in the wild!
Please note that guests will be able to approach Patience at the end of the show for a closer look, but there will not be an opportunity to touch her due to the anticipated number of participants.
Joe Childers from the Boonshoft Museum will follow with a short presentation about using Digistar to create the environment for the sloth encounter, as well as making a more dynamic environment for presenters in the planetarium.
Astronomer Davin Flateau, former Digistar Users Group member, will be speaking on the topic of brown dwarfs and their unusual patterns of activity. Davin studied brown dwarfs as a research specialist at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
Report to your stations, recruits. All new members of the Galactic Empire are required to take this 45 minute galaxy spanning boot camp onboard a Star Destroyer. Explore worlds such as Hoth, Tatooine, and more. Call in the galaxy's mightiest weapon in case pesky rebels decide to make trouble.
This program kicked off the Boonshoft's Geekfest event, and has been a fan favorite ever since. You may have seen the Death Star Generator as a cloud submission, but you have never seen anything like this. Besides being used for special events such as May the Fourth, the Planets of Star Wars is also used as an engaging way to teach students of all ages about exoplanets.
Join us for an award winning Digistar Users Group entry created at the Boonshoft Museum. Play a round of Jeopardy against other DUG members and explore different ways of turning DUG submissions into revenue generating activities.
This tutorial will be provided in response to the many requests from DUG animators. Learn to create eye popping three dimensional nebula using nothing more than Photoshop and Digistar.
Jason Heaton will explain how to create animated nebula without using expensive, time consuming modeling software. Several of the animated nebula such as M57, the Ring Nebula, can be seen on the cloud.
Kevin Scheiman, creator of the Death Star Generator user group submission, will be illustrating how to use the free modeling program Blender to create low poly complex models that mesh well with the Digistar environment. Digistar programming methods such as merging pre-recorded content with real time content will be explored, as well as ways you can use to re-purpose the content. For instance, the opening crawl for this Star Wars program has been used for unique show introductions and geek themed weddings.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 6 miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio. The NMUSAF is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world, with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display.
The Museum is free and open to the public. The transportation fee covers transportation from the Boonshoft Museum to the Air Force Museum and is optional.