What's new on this site:
The December 2015 issue of Planetarian is now available. Log in and link on the Members Only section to access it. Check out the expanded interactivity; go to previews of programs by clicking on the show ad! (Applies to shows that have freely available previews.)
Mark your calendars:
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 www.fulldomefestivalbrno.com.
2015 November: Materials from Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA (Museum of Science, Boston). Series of prerecorded video and/or live, presenter-led activities with engineering themes: Fixing the Hubble Space Telescope (8 min video); Gravity and Space Travel (series of 1-3 min clips); Design a Mission.
2015 November 10: Astronomy Photographer of the Year (14:15, 30fps 4k domemasters) from Royal Observatory Greenwich comes shipped on a USB3 1TB drive (yours to keep) with a comprehensive, full-colour A4 presenter’s guide. Live presentations encouraged but an optional narration track is supplied with an original musical score.
2015 October: Blueprint to Blastoff: The free engineering materials for planetariums and/or classrooms. The materials extend the science, technology, engineering, and math topics in the program From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA.
2015 October: Kepler Minishows, designed to be 15 minutes or so in length: Hunting for Water; Inside the Zodiac; Searching for Other Earths
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.