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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

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For latest IPS news as well as an archive of prior news items, click on the star next to "LATEST NEWS" (right column). For the full IPS calendar, click on the star next to "CALENDAR" (right column).

27 April 2017 - The IPS would like to announce its collaboration with to provide a forum communication tool for the planetarium community. It is a place to share ideas, discuss a variety of topics, and more. We encourage our members to sign up and participate in the forum.

Counting down to Toulouse!

IPS 2018

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Note: New early deadline for abstract submissions! 


Latest free multimedia:

Athabasca aurora movie from 2015 Jan 7 Athabasca University "AURORACAM" movies of unusually spectacular aurora display in Canada. Login with "guest" and "augso". Use right-click or control-click to download. 27 March 2017 (350 Mb).

February 2017 - Images/movies of TRAPPIST-w system from ESO (press release on the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, "Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets" See also Spitzer page

January 2017 - Eclipse Animations geometry of solar and lunar eclipses - previews from Rice University (by Don Davis, with NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium support. To get non-watermarked versions, sign up for the update email list, then email Pat Reiff .

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6/1/2017 » 9/27/2017
IPS 2018 Abstracts due: 27 September 2017

9/1/2017 » 9/3/2017
NPA Annual Meeting

9/8/2017 » 9/10/2017
British Association of Planetaria annual meeting

Deadline: Applications for "A Week in Italy"

President's Message
From Shawn Laatsch
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International Planetarium Society, Inc.
c/o Ann Bragg, Treasurer     
Marietta College, 215 Fifth Street     
Marietta, Ohio 45750 USA