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

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Images/movies of TRAPPIST-w system

Artist's conception of 3 planets of TRAPPIST-1 system

ESO provides Fulldome video resources to accompany their press release on the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, "Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets" Fulldome video is near the bottom of the page. See also Spitzer page: (especially link 3D Planet & Star Maps at bottom right).

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President-Elect Mark SubbaRao is looking for feedback about the possibility of partnering with the International Space Station in the sharing of photography from space. Read more about the Windows on Earth project, and let us know what you want!

IPS Position Statement on International Collaboration and Science Communication

The International Planetarium Society (IPS) is the global association of planetarium professionals. We seek to enhance the world’s appreciation and understanding of our Universe through the innovation and cooperation among planetariums. The IPS’s members come from all over the world, including countries affected by the United States January 27th, 2017 executive order on visas and immigration. Please see the full position statement.

International Day of Planetariums logo

Get ready for the International Day of Planetaria on March 12 - and check out changes planned for 2018!



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Next Conference
IPS 2018: Toulouse, France, July 1–6
See preliminary information from Planetarian


Latest free multimedia:

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Eclipse Animations

Rice University with NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium support commissioned Don Davis to create fulldome animations of the geometry of solar and lunar eclipses. See previews. To get higher resolution, non-watermarked versions, sign up for the email list to learn of updates, then email Pat Reiff with the size you need for your theater. January 2017.
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See more in the IPS Free Media pages

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Deadline for PlanIt Prize

3/2/2017 » 3/3/2017
IPS/NAOJ Data to Dome Workshop

3/5/2017 » 3/7/2017
IFSV Dome Fest

International Day of Planetaria

4/22/2017 » 4/23/2017
PlanIt XXXII National Conference

President's Message
From Shawn Laatsch

See Joanne Young's last President's Message.

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