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|September 2019 IPS Communicator-Extra|
Deadlines are coming
June 2020 might seem to be far away, but deadlines for IPS 2020 in Edmonton are fast approaching. In this special issue of Communicator, we
Use the Big Sky Forum!
You know the dates. Now how do you submit an abstract? The process is an unfamiliar one. To help, we've prepared a How to submit an IPS 2020 Abstract. You can download the document as a word document, a plain text file, or as a PDF file. The links are:
The IPS website has been updated and the change is important: the deadline for making an application for a stipend to cover the cost of the conference registration is 15 October, 2019.
(Conference registration is $479 until 30 September 2019; it is $499 after that date.)
That means that if you are planning to apply for the stipend, you must act quickly.
Go to the Stipend page for full details.
Attention: Designers! (But act fast)
The Centennial of the planetarium is rushing at us, and more designs are needed for the logo that will represent the celebration! We have many talented design people within our ranks--here is your chance to have your design seen around the world and in all publicity for the year. We are working on applying for official "2024 Year of the Planetarium" status through UNESCO, so who knows how many people will see your design.
The design should, of course, invoke planetariums, our history, and our future.
From the Centennial Task Force:A number of activities are planned for the upcoming Centennial of the planetarium, which should be visibly linked all using the same logo. IPS is seeking ideas for such a Centennial Of The Planetarium logo! All suggestions are welcome; there are no requirements for the content or style; just "technical" requirements:
Should you have any question, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. READ MORE: Complete details are on the Planetarium Centennial Task Force page.
Value document translated
The Value of Education in the Planetarium has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, and French, and more languages are on the way. If you would like to get more involved in IPS and do not know how, here is your chance: volunteer to add more languages for this document!
A reminder: This document is intended to be freely available as a service to anyone and everyone. Its most important use is to make a case for keeping a planetarium open or for upgrading.
But, it also can be used for publicity or to those people who open your doors looking for the plants or the fish. (And who hasn't had this happen to them?)
READ MORE: You can find all the documents on the Value of the Planetarium page.
The GDP Wants You!
Imagine: a week of professional development that could take you to the Swiss Alps, the sight of delicate Eidelweiss, or the German Black Forest.
Now imagine gracious hosts, funds toward your airfare, and time to immerse yourself in planetarium culture.
This, briefly, is “A Week With the GDP,” the newest professional and cultural development opportunity sponsored by IPS.Intrigued? READ MORE: Go to the Week with the GDP page at https://www.ips-planetarium.org/page/Weekwithgdp. Don't take too long, however: Applications are being accepted between now and 31 December.
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