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quote from Johannes Kepler: The ways by which men arrice at knowledge of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful than the nature of these things themselves


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IPS 2016

Warsaw, Poland
June 19–25

Call for Abstracts
Program Framework


Log in and access the September 2015 Planetarian through the Members Only link.


  • Outcomes of immersive learning: Comprehension and retention of science content
  • Blueprint to Blastoff: Free engineering materials for the planetarium or classroom
  • The world’s first downloadable, full-length fulldome show. For free.
  • I Am the Doorway

IPS 2018

Toulouse, France
July 1–6

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More details coming as the date nears.

Mark your calendars:

Poster for IPS Fulldome Festival Brno

The Brno Observatory and Planetarium has adjusted the dates of its fulldome festival to coincide with IPS 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.

IPS Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 will be held 15-17 June at Brno Observatory and Planetarium, Kraví hora 2, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic).

More details can be found at

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Free planetarium multimedia and programming
on the IPS Free Media pages

Latest freebies:

2015 September:
For IPS Members only: Bluphase Media and Hamburg Planetarium are offering a free mini-show taken from LICHTMOND: Universe of Light. The main track feature is "Precious Life" by Alan Parsons. Follow the"Free Fulldome" link under the Members Only tab.

2015 September: An update to Waiting Far Away: Versions are now available in French, German, Russian, and Czech.

2015 September: Fulldome (DigitalSky2.3) adaptation of "Invisible Mars" from the NASA MAVEN Mission to Mars. For planetariums with other fulldome systems, the assets also are available.

2015 June: From Earth to the Universe, 30 minutes, 4K ESO-produced show

2015 June: Aurora Storm, 11 minutes, NASA-funded show about northern lights. 

Free ExhibitMany Inspired Steps, for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, July 2019, created by Dr. Thomas A. Lesser, formerly Senior Lecturer at the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. The exhibition consists of 47 panels (PDFs), intended to be 2x3 feet. See website for online application form.



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President's Message
From Joanne Young

International Planetarium Society, Inc.
c/o Ann Bragg, Treasurer
Marietta College, 215 Fifth Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750 USA