IPS Directories - Pre2017
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Directory of Planetariums --||-- Directory of Companies (serving planetariums)

Pre-2017 IPS Directory of Planetariums:

  1. Header Pages (PDF: 117 Kb)—Editor's notes, explanatory material, and an update form. As of 2017 there is no online IPS Directory Update Form but each IPS member may update data in his or her profile that will appear in the IPS membership directory that is accessible to members only.
  2. Country Index (PDF: 171 Kb)—A "table of contents" list of all countries appearing in the Directory.
  3. IPS Directory of the World's Planetariums (PDF: 4.6 Mb)—Records of all planetariums known to IPS, with contact, technical, and staff information.
  4. Planetarian Index (PDF: 2.24 Mb)—Index of all planetarium staff listed in the Directory.
  5. Star Projector Index (PDF: 747 Kb)—Index by manufacturer and model name of all star projectors listed in the Directory.
  6. Full-dome System Index (PDF: 128Kb)—All full-dome video systems listed in the Directory.
  7. City Index (PDF: 42 Kb)—All US and Japanese cities appearing in the Directory.
  8. Web Site ndex (PDF: 471 Kb)—Links to planetariums' web sites and email addresses.

Past IPS Directories as PDF files


Directory of Planetariums --||-- Directory of Companies (serving planetariums)

Pre-2017 IPS Directory of Companies

...provides an extensive list of companies and organizations that offer products or services of interest to planetarians. It contains six sections, PDF files (linked below).

Header pages (PDF—142 Kb) Editor's notes, explanatory material, and an update form. The online

IPS Resource Directory A list of all companies and organizations with contact information, names of staff members, and a brief description of products or services the company or organization offers.

Country Index (PDF—163 Mb) An index of companies sorted by country.

Staff Index (PDF—348 Kb) An index of all company staff listed in the Directory.

Web Site Index (PDF—953 Kb) A list of companies with links to their web sites and email addresses.

Product/Category Pages For each of 26 product categories, lists of the names of all companies providing products or services in that category.

Product Categories:

A1 Planetarium
domes, lighting systems, seating
A2 Planetarium
star projectors
A3 Large Format
large format film/video/laser projection
A4 Planetarium
automation/control systems
A5 Portable
portable domes, projectors, accessories
B Audio
amps, speakers, tape decks, CD players, microphones, audio control systems
C Audio
records, cassettes, CDs, original compositions
D Photography/
cameras & accessories, film, slide mounting & storage, graphics supplies
E Slide
projectors, lenses, stands, dissolve units, multi-media programmers
F Slides 35mm slides, panoramas, original artwork
F1 Planetarium
program kits
G Special
projectors, small-format lasers, x-y slews, zooms, rotators
H Video/
16mm Film
VCRs, monitors, video disc players, DVD players, video/16 mm projectors
I Video/16mm Film
films & video tapes, video discs, DVDs
J Misc. A/V
filmstrip/overhead projectors, projection screens, other A/V equip.
K Parts/Surplus/
motors, lenses, electronics, electrical, lamps & bulbs, repairs
L Computer
computers, peripherals, interfaces
M Computer
education & application programs, CD-ROMs
N Teaching
posters, models, globes, lab kits, filmstrips & film loops, teacher packets
O Telescopes/
telescopes, binoculars, optics, mounts, filters, astrophotography, CCDs
O1 Observatories astronomical observatories
P Books/Reference
textbooks, atlases, almanacs, printed materials
Q Organizations/
associations, societies, journals, magazines
R Gift Shop t-shirts, toys/games, imprinted items
S Consultant
theatre design, show & multimedia design, online/web products
T Miscellaneous


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