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Current Officers

 Officers of International Planetarium Society are elected by the members of the organization in accordance with the Standing Rules and By-Laws of the IPS.


Shawn Laatsch
Emera Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Road
Orono Maine USA 04469
Phone: +1 207 581 1341

Shawn Laatsch

Past President

Joanne Young
Audio Visual Imagineering, Inc.
6565 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 2
Orlando, Florida USA 32822
+1 407 859 8166 phone
+1 407 859 8254 fax
+1 321 961 6961 cell

Joanne Young


Mark SubbaRao
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago Illinois USA 60605
Phone: +1 312 294 0348

Mark SubbaRao photo

Executive Secretary

Rachel Thompson
9373 Whitehurst Drive
Dallas  Texas USA 75243

Rachel Thompson

Treasurer and Membership Chair

Ann Bragg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Director, Anderson Hancock Planetarium
Marietta College
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750 USA
+1 740-376-4589

Ann Bragg photo


Officers, affiliate representatives and committee chairs at IPS 2018 in Toulouse, France.

Officers, affiliate representatives, and committee chairs at IPS 2018 in Toulouse, France. From left, Alan Gould, Javier Armentia, Susan Button, Martin George, Ann Bragg, Aase Roland Jacobsen, Frank Florian, Jeanne Bishop, Lee Pullen, Mark SubbaRao, Derek Demeter, Yarosla Gubchenko, Kevin Williams, Björn Voss, Loris Ramponi, Levent Gurdemir, Shawn Laatsch, Joanne Young, Mike Smail, Jaap Vreeling, Charlie Morrow, Manos Kitsonas, John Hare, Michele Wistisen, Jack Northrup, Milene Wèndling, Benjamin Mendelsohn, Sumito Hirota. Photo by Dale Smith.

Affiliate Organizations

See also detailed listing of IPS Affiliate Organizations.

Current Affiliates (date of affiliation)

Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP) (2007)
Association of Dutch Speaking Planetariums (ADSP) (2002)
Association of French Speaking Planetariums (APLF) (1993)
Association of Mexican Planetariums (AMPAC) (1984)
Association of Spanish Planetariums (APLE) (2001)
Australasian Planetarium Society (APS) (1999)
British Association of Planetaria (BAP) (1978)
Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) (1996)
Chinese Planetarium Society (CPS) (2011)
European/Mediterranean Planetarium Association (EMPA) (1978)
Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA)
Great Plains Planetarium Association (GPPA)
Italian Association of Planetaria (IAP) (1992)
Japan Planetarium Association (JPA) (1993) (2007)
Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)
Nordic Planetarium Association (NPA) (1986)
Pacific Planetarium Association (PPA)
Rocky Mountain Planetarium Association (RMPA)
Russian Planetariums Association (RPA) (1994)
Society of German-Speaking Planetariums (GDP) (1994)
Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA)
Southwestern Association of Planetariums (SWAP)

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