International Planetarium Society
Electronic ballot is live as of Oct 1,
so IPS members, please VOTE!
September 2016 Planetarian now available in Members Only
A reminder for mentors:
If you know of a college/university student who is considering a career in the planetarium, the Hamilton Planetarium Scholarship Fund is still accepting applications. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and may be renewed on an annual basis. The grantees also receive a free one-year membership in IPS and their regional planetarium association.
Learn more and find the scholarship application at planetariumscholars.webs.com/
The scholarship is open to all United States citizens or legal residents attending an accredited education institution in the US or possessions.
New free programs and multimedia:
The Dark Matter Mystery: Exploring a Cosmic Secret, produced by the Planetarium in Laupheim, Germany, written by Dr. Rafael Lang, funded by the National Science Foundation, released under a Creative Commons license and available at show.darkmatter.org. It includes fulldome footage from the LHC/CMS-detector and the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. Duration: 38 minutes; resolutions: 2k, 4k; languages: German, English, and French and Italian (audio only). See fulldome preview.
From Brno Observatory and Planetarium: The Incredible Sun. Every second the sun emits million times more energy than the world consumes every year. Where does such a huge amount of power come from? Discover our star through the breathtaking timelapses taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Contains the mechanics of solar eclipses! 11 minutes, general audiences (8+ and above), 4k, 5.1 audio, unidirectional. Go to www.brnoplanetarium.com/theincrediblesun for more information and ask for a free license.
Warsaw Memories - IPS2016 Conference
For those unable to attend the fantastic conference in Warsaw, and for those who want to relive the experience, be sure to check the conference site at www.ips2016.org frequently as new pictures are uploaded.
Next Conference—IPS 2018:
Toulouse, France, July 1–6
See preliminary information from Planetarian
Bids for the IPS 2020 Conference
Planetario de Bogota
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tellus World of Science
|Houston, Texas, USA
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Watch Planetarian for more info and tell your affiliate representative which site you prefer.
See the final version of the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan
Education Program Information Survey
For questions about the IPS Website, contact: Alan Gould