The Planetarian Network
In an effort to find better ways for its members to communicate with one another and share the wealth of knowledge that exists within
our field, IPS has started a new community platform. The Planetarian Network has more capabilities than a simple email listserv and is better organized than typical social media or blog-style services, and can have sub-communities in different
languages. Please participate, voice your concerns, share your successes, your wisdom, and to ask for help from the international community. To join, visit https://ipshub.mn.co to join
COVID-19 Mini Grants
To assist planetariums and planetarians during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPS is awarding up to 10 mini-grants of $500 each: 6 for planetariums in Emerging Communities and 4 to support planetariums and planetarians moving educational activities
online during the pandemic. Application Deadline was Thursday, May 7, 2020. See Award Winners.
2024 IPS Conference Bids
In light of the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the IPS Council has voted to extend the deadline for the submission of bids for the 2024 conference. Bids are now due on September 1, 2020.
IPS Communicator: Monthly Newsletters
On Free Media pages:
Latest free short clip: Newton's law of Universal gravitation (17 April 2020)
The first IPS elected Board members
In the process of changing the IPS governance system, IPS members elected board members representing various geographical zones. See who the first elected board members are.
2023: The 100th birthday of the planetarium projector
Get ready to celebrate—help make this birthday (invented in 1923) a truly stellar event. Deadline for submissions to Centennial Of The Planetarium logo design contest: 8 October 2019.
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