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

IPS Directory of the World's Planetariums

...provides an extensive list of planetariums from around the world and includes all planetarium facilities known to IPS. Through 2016 it consists of 8 PDF files (linked below). In 2017 (July 4), an online searchable version became available:

IPS Searchable Database of Planetariums



Pre-2017 IPS Directory files:

  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)

IPS Resource Directory

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



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