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Member Benefits
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Membership Benefits

Type of Benefit




Planetarian Journal
IPS members receive the colorful quarterly journal (March, June, September, & December), filled with insightful articles and a wide range of feature columns and other items.

Biennial IPS conferences (Even numbered years) bring together hundreds of planetarium professionals for paper sessions, invited speakers, workshops, panel discussions, vendor demonstrations and exhibits. Members receive the "member rate” for registration.

The individual member may attend

A max of 3 staff from institution may attend

Unlimited staff from organization may attend

All members receive proceedings of IPS conferences containing texts of most contributed and invited papers and panel discussions.

The IPS Directory
The planetarium directory is a comprehensive catalog of planetariums and planetarians worldwide. It contains a "yellow pages" listing hundreds of companies and organizations providing services to the planetarium community.

Members-only web resources
Current versions of the IPS directories are available in a Members-Only area on the IPS web site, as are the most recent issues of Planetarian. Other resources are being added to this exclusive area. A username and password are required.

IPS News
A members-only listserve that distributes summaries of current astronomical news releases and other items pertinent to IPS members.

Volunteering for IPS
IPS has many committees devoted to areas of interest for the membership. Volunteers for committees are recruited by the respective chairs from the membership; hence, members can actively shape the future of IPS and the planetarium profession.

Mailing Labels
The full list of member names and addresses for use in doing a mailing to the planetarium community

May be purchased at the member rate

May request 1 set per year FREE

May request 2 sets per year FREE

Voting Rights
Voting Privilege- As outlined in the By-Laws (Article III. Section 4) Members shall be entitled to one vote in person, by proxy, or by mail (postal or electronic) or fax as may be appropriate at any question pertaining to the Society.

Receive a photo engraved bronze plaque with the right to display "IPS Member” (denoting Institutional or Corporate) on programs, letterhead, website, etc.: and may request copies of all available IPS publications (including back issues and special reports at the standard rate)


Recognition in the Planetarian
Annually with a page that shows all of their logos, and may write a one page update once per year on their latest developments. Must coordinate with Planetarian Editor & Publication Chair.



Listed on the IPS website
As corporate members using their logos as a link to their web pages. Must coordinate with Membership Chair & IPS Webmaster.




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