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International Planetarium Society History

IPS Presidents -|- Conferences -|- Conference Venue Photos -|- Historical Videos

The International Planetarium Society's Historian/Photo Archivist is:
John Hare
Ash Enterprises
3602 23rd Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205, USA
voice: (+1) 941-746-3522
fax: (+1) 804-264-4926

If you have material for this page, please contact Alan Gould.


Early planetarium meeting material

A Forty-Year Perspective of the International Planetarium Society

By Dave Weinrich, Proceedings, 2011 GLPA Conference

Historical Aspects of the International Planetarium Society

By Paul R. Engle, Planetarian, Vol. 11, No. 2, Second Quarter 1982

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IPS Presidents -|- Conferences -|- Conference Venue Photos -|- Historical Videos

Past Presidents of the IPS See also Past Presidents Photo Gallery
  • 1971 - 1972 Paul Engle
  • 1973 - 1974 Sig Wieser
  • 1975 - 1976 Tom Gates
  • 1977 - 1978 Don Hall
  • 1979 - 1980 Jim Hooks
  • 1981 - 1982 Bill Peters
  • 1983 - 1984 Jeanne Bishop
  • 1985 - 1986 Alan Friedman
  • 1987 - 1988 Von Del Chamberlain
  • 1989 - 1990 Terence Murtagh
  • 1991 - 1992 John Pogue
  • 1993 - 1994 Bill Gutsch
  • 1995 - 1996 Jim Manning
  • 1997 - 1998 Thomas Kraupe
  • 1999 - 2000 Dale Smith
  • 2001 - 2002 Martin Ratcliffe
  • 2003 - 2004 Jon Elvert
  • 2005 - 2006 Martin George
  • 2007 - 2008 Susan Reynolds Button
  • 2009 - 2010 Tom Mason
  • 2011 - 2012 Dave Weinrich
  • 2013 - 2014 Thomas Kraupe

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IPS Presidents -|- Conferences -|- Conference Venue Photos -|- Historical Videos

IPS Conferences from inception to present

  1. 1970 October 21-23 Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  2. 1972 November 12-18 Minolta Planetarium, DeAnza & Foothill Colleges, Cupertino, California, USA
  3. 1974 October 7-12 Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  4. 1976 August 6-12 Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  5. 1978 August 6-10 Einstein Planetarium, National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C., USA
  6. 1980 August 17-20 Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  7. 1982 July 26-30 H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
  8. 1984 July 1-5 Alfa Cultural Center, Monterrey, MEXICO
  9. 1986 June 29-July 4 Grace H. Flandrau Planetarium, University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona, USA
  10. 1988 June 29-July 3 Ethyl Universe Planetarium, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  11. 1990 July 15-19 Dalarnas Museum, Galaxen Conference Center, Borlänge, SWEDEN
  12. 1992 June 24-28 Hansen Planetarium, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  13. 1994 July 10-16 Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Brevard Community College, Cocoa, Florida, USA
  14. 1996 July 13-19 Science Museum of Osaka, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, JAPAN
  15. 1998 June 28-July 2 London Planetarium, London, ENGLAND, UK
  16. 2000 July 9-13 Planétarium de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, CANADA
  17. 2002 July 28 to August 1 Exploration Place, Wichita, Kansas
  18. 2004 July 4-8 L'Hemispheric, Valencia, Spain.
  19. 2006 July 24-27 Melbourne Planetarium/Scienceworks, Melbourne, Australia
    Website: www.icms.com.au/ips2006 -- proceedings
  20. 2008 June 27 to July 2 Adler Planetarium in Chicago IL, USA
    Website: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=170499 -- proceedings
  21. 2010 June 26-30 Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
    Website: www.bibalex.org/ips2010/home/home.aspx -- proceedings
  22. 2012 July 22-26 Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    photos -- proceedings
  23. 2014 June 23-27, Beijing Planetarium, Beijing, China
  24. 2016 June 19-25, Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium, Warsaw, Poland

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IPS Presidents -|- Conferences -|- Conference Venue Photos -|- Historical Videos

Photos of Conference Venues

The 18 biennial conference IPS 2006, July 24-27 at the Melbourne Planetariums/Scienceworks, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Planetarium

The 19th biennial conference IPS 2008, June 27-July 2 at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Adler Planetarium and Chicago Skyline

The 20th biennial conference IPS 2010, June 26-30 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The 21st biennial conference IPS 2012, July 22-26 at the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Pennington Planetarium, LASM, Baton Rouge
See photos on IPS 2012 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ips2012

The 22nd biennial conference IPS 2014, June 23-27 at Beijing Planetarium in Beijing, China

Beijing Planetarium

The 23rd biennial conference was held June  19-25 at the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium in Warsaw, Poland.

Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium

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IPS Presidents -|- Conferences -|- Conference Venue Photos -|- Historical Videos

Some historical videos (from Andreas Scholl)

Planetarium Berlin, 1926
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkSgpecYPqE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aZHlS6U1WA

Adler Planetarium Chicago, 1932
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0o9IQbbVGQ

Griffith Observatory Planetarium Los Angeles, 1938
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBfWwI_p2Ks

Fels Planetarium, 1933, Zeiss Mark II in Philadelphia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfANW6dILEc


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