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Association of Mexican Planetariums (AMPAC)

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Affiliate Representative:

Ignacio Castro Pinal

Ave. San Bernabe 723-Casa 7
San Jerónimo Lídice, C.P. 10200
México City, D.F. México 
+52 55 5500 0562

Webmaster - Enrique Anzures,

About Ignacio:

Ignacio Pinal has been the IPS Affiliate representative for AMPAC for the past 20 years. He currently collaborates for The United States-Mexico Foundation for Science, in charge of High School STEM Education Programs. He collaborated for 30 years at the Museo Tecnológico de C.F.E. (Technology Museum and Planetarium), which is currently closed for renovation.

Group photo - first International Planetarium Festival


Any planetarium in Mexico may apply for AMPAC membership and so far, according to our records and the IPS Planetarium Directory, there are 42 planetariums in Mexico, small to large, including portables.



Recent projects:

Sponsored the International Planetarium Festivals III and IV at the Descubre Science & Technology Centre and Planetarium in Aguascalientes and at the Luis E. Erro Planetarium in Mexico City, thanks to the sponsoring of the National Science and Technology Council in Mexico and the collaboration of planetarium equipment vendors, with the initiative to foster the diffusion of state-of-the-art planetarium technology and its proper use, and to invite foreign guests from top planetariums in the US, Europe and South America to share their knowledge and experiences. 2017

Mexico´s first dome film, Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe, has been produced by Milagros Varguez from the Cozumel Planetarium. It is available in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Chinese. International collaboration was provided by European Southern Observatory (ESO) in the 3D animation video making. Hopefully it will serve as an example of collaboration for the making of future dome videos. 2017

Last updated: 18 October 2017

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