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History of the Planetarium Working Group
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Function: To promote research and outreach in history of planetariums, as well as the preservation and accessibility of source materials for this field.


Pedro Raposo, Chair,
Curator and Director of Collections, Adler Planetarium
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
email Pedro

David DeVorkin, National Air and Space Museum, USA

Jieun Shin, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea

Katie Boyce-Jacino, Arizona State University, USA


The IPS History of the Planetarium Working Group held its first webinar on 2020 September 3:

History of Planetaria - What to Preserve, and How?

It was a sequence of flash-talks about the preservation, accessibility, and use of varied sources for the history of planetaria. See video recording below.

Moderator: Pedro Raposo, Adler Planetarium, Chicago


Space in the Rubble: Overcoming Archival Challenges in the Early History of Planetaria
Katie Boyce-Jacino, Arizona State University

Preserving the Material Legacy of the “Einstein Spacearium” at the Smithsonian
David DeVorkin, National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

There and Back Again: 90 Years of Adler's Zeiss Mark II
Mike Smail, Adler Planetarium, Chicago
An Accessioned Planetarium Collection
Dave Hostetter and Deborah Clifton, Lafayette Science Museum, Lafayette, LA
The Predecessors of the Modern Planetarium in the Adler’s Collections
Pedro Raposo, Adler Planetarium, Chicago

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