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Resources for Planetariums
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IPS Directories
Where does one find a traditional show kit for a children's school show, information on a replacement star projector, or what new digital projection systems are available? The IPS Directories list companies and products useful for planetariums. This listing of vendors does not imply endorsement of any specific company, product, or service on the part of the International Planetarium Society. It is provided for informational purposes only. There are two directories available: a public one and one for members only.

Educational and Research Resources
Some planetarians make their proven educational resources available to other facilities. Perhaps the next great class exercise that you've been looking for use in the classroom, or planetarium, is located here. Also included are links to planetarium research.

Professional Development
Find resources for professional development for planetarians. For example, IPS affiliates host monthly Planetarians' Web Seminars.

Immersive Audio Resources
See the Immersive Sound Specifications page.

Free Media

  • Free Music and Links to Sources of Music for Sale
  • A variety of sources of music for planetariums, some free and some not. Some music resources are available only to members.
  • Movies, Animations, and Video
  • The use of video has become a necessity of the modern planetarium theater. This link will take you to the flat screen resources.
  • Fulldome Movies, Clips, and Programs
  • From a variety of sources, there are many fulldome programs available at no charge (or minimal charge for mailing and other cost recovery charges).

Resources for presenting live, interactive planetarium shows

Fulldome Production Resources
There are more domes with fulldome projection now than without. If you're new to spherical projection or a veteran just looking for material, this is the page for you.

Planetarium-Related Articles

Planetarians helping Planetarians   

Presenting Two Small Pieces of Glass in Uruguay



Find Planetarium Shows

Portable/Mobile Domes

Letter of Support (template/ideas for composing letters of support for endangered planetariums)

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