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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 is in Warsaw, Poland, 19-25 June 2016.

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Wanted: A Site for IPS 2018 

Dear IPS Member:

I want to make you aware of an important issue regarding the status of the IPS 2018 Conference. The Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, Utah informed us that for reasons beyond their control, they must withdraw their bid to host the IPS 2018 Conference.
Of course, this is very sad news since they were the only bidder to host that conference. The good news is that we have the opportunity to open the bid process once again. In 2014 our conference was held in Asia and in 2016 we will be in Europe.

Where on our lovely blue planet shall we meet in 2018? The IPS Council is working on securing bids for a new conference site. Watch the website for further developments and information about potential sites. A decision will be made by IPS Council in August of this year. All the best,

Joanne Young
IPS President 

What's new on this site:

The December 2014 Planetarian is now available in pdf format online. Go to the Planetarian online link on the Members Only tab to check it out.

Free shows:

December 2015: Monsters of the Cosmos, the latest mashup from Symphony of Science. Created by John D. Boswell (a.k.a. melodysheep), in partnership with Mike Farr and Matthew Mascheri.

November 2014: New Horizons for a Little Planet ...a lighthearted introduction to NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt (flyby of Pluto July 2015), from Hartnell College Planetarium.

November 2014: Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way, a 7-minute planetarium mini-show produced by the Education and Public Outreach Department of the European Southern Observatory, available for free in 4k resolution.

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From Joanne Young

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