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IPS 2020 Conference Cancelled

Requests for refunds need to be submitted by Friday, May 29.

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Slooh and the International Planetarium Society Partner to Offer Online Space Exploration

Nominations are open for the positions of President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer for 2021-22! Please see the elections page for details.

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For planetarians worldwide, the March 2020 issue of our journal, Planetarian, that is normally for IPS members only, is now available as an unrestricted PDF.

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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 the community.

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

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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.


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2023: The 100th birthday of the planetarium projector

Get ready to celebrateā€”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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6/18/2020 » 6/19/2020
IPS Full Dome Showcase Festival-POSTPONED

6/20/2020 » 6/21/2020
IPS Council Meeting-POSTPONED

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