IPS Welcomes two new Affiliate Representatives
Two new faces appear on the IPS Affiliates page. They are Frank Florian (left), representing the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC), and Levent Gurdemir (right), the Southwestern Association of Planetariums (SWAP).
Frank fills a position held capably for many years by Ian McLennan. Levent takes over for Rachel Thompson, who began duties as the IPS Executive Secretary at the beginning of this year.
Announcing a new Ad Hoc Committee
Past President Joanne Young, as one of her final actions as president last year, has formed a new Ad Hoc Committee called Emerging Communities and has named Dave Weinrich, himself a past IPS president, as the chair.
Dave has done considerable work in Ghana, working to establish a planetarium there, and plans to continue his outreach there.
An emerging community, for the IPS, is one that is working in an economically challenged region on a mission to establish a planetarium.