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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


IPS 2016

Warsaw, Poland
June 19–25


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IPS 2018

Toulouse, France
July 1–6

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 What's new on this site:

Cover of December 2015 issueThe 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.)




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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).

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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.


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International Day of Planetaria

3/15/2016 » 3/20/2016
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4/4/2016 » 4/5/2016
APS Meeting 2016

4/22/2016 » 4/24/2016
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President's Message
From Joanne Young

Invitation for 2020 Conference Host:
IPS is inviting bid proposals to host our IPS 2020 Conference. See Information for IPS Conference Bidders. Bid proposals must be received by the IPS President by June 18, 2016. Host Bids are invited to present their bid proposals at the IPS 2016 Business Meeting in Warsaw.

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