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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

will be in Warsaw, Poland, June 19–25.
dome art from Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium

IPS 2018

will be in Toulouse, France, July 1–6
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What's new on this site:

The September 2016 Planetarian will be in the mail soon. Here's a teaser to get you ready:

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

screenshot of fulldome imageFree planetarium multimedia and programming on the IPS Free Media pages

Latest freebies:

2015 June 10: From Earth to the Universe, 30 min, 4K ESO-produced show

2015 June 4 Aurora Storm, 11 min NASA-funded show about northern lights.

Free Exhibit: Many 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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From Joanne Young

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