This is the eleventh international conference from the series “The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena”, is focused on the intersection of science, humanities, art, and culture. Celestial phenomena have fascinated the humanity for millennia, inspiring works of art, science, scholarship, and emerging technologies. Southern California has played a major, or even a central role in this arena over the past century. Our goals are to provide an opportunity for the scholars from various, disparate disciplines to interact, gain new perspectives, and establish novel collaborations, to celebrate our rich history and the ongoing activities in this arena, and to inform and inspire the general public.
The conference is organized or sponsored in part by the Center for Data-Driven Discovery (CD3), the Astronomy Department, and the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Griffith Observatory, the Huntington Library, the ArtCenter College of Design, the Carnegie Observatories, the Caltech Optical Observatories (COO), the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), and by others. Our corporate sponsors include Elsevier (at the Galactic Level) and Virtualitics (at the Stellar Level).