Planetarian's Calendar of Events


 

For corrections and new information for the Calendar of Events, please send a message to Loris Ramponi at osservatorio@serafinozani.it
More details about several of these upcoming events is included in the International News column ("Planetarian" magazine).
The most up-to-date information also is available online at the International Planetarian’s Calendar of Events at http://www.ips-planetarium.org/?page=calendar

Collection of logo http://www.astrofilibresciani.it/Planetari/Planetaria_Associations.htm



For more information of several of the events below, read the International News on the magazine "Planetarian".



For corrections and new information please send a message to Loris Ramponi,
osservatorio@serafinozani.it

European Meeting of Small and Portable Planetaria, promoted by International Planetarium Society, Mobile Planetarium Committee

I Meeting, 1995, Lumezzane, Brescia, Italy, organized in collaboration with Astronomical Observatory Serafino Zani.
II Meeting, 1999, Strasbourg, France, organized in collaboration with Association of French Speaking Planetariums and Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory.
III Meeting, 2005, Nantes, France, organized in collaboration with Association of French Speaking Planetariums and Nantes Planetarium.
IV Meeting, 2007, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, organized in collaboration with Hurbanovo Observatory.
V Meeting, 2008, Centro Multimeios Espinho, Navegar Foundation and the Center for Astrophyics of Oporto, Portugal.
VI Meeting, 2009, M. Copernicus Planetarium and Observatory in Chorzow, Poland.

17-20 August, 2010. 7th European Meeting for Small and Portable Planetariums. Ilpo Kuusela and Arto Oksanen of the Kallio Planetaario will host this conference in Finland. Contact: ilpo.kuusela@kallioplanetaario.fi, www.kallioplanetaario.fi, Tel. 358 50 3458080

PAST CONFERENCES

2013

13-17 February. IMERSA Summit 2013. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Colorado, USA. www.imersa.org

17 March. International Day of Planetaria. www.dayofplanetaria.org

18-21 March. Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), 2013 Film Expo and Digital Symposium, Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas, USA. www.giantscreencinema.com

23 March. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), Michigan State Meeting open to all planetarians, Abrams Planetarium, East Lansing, USA. Contact: John French - frenchj@msu.edu

13-14 April. Italian Association of Planetaria (PLANIT), XXVIII National Conference, Italy, and 3rd Full-Dome Italian Festival. During the conference Skype session for planetarians from other countries. www.planetaritaliani.it. Contact: osservatorio@serafinozani.it

22-23 April. The Australasian Planetarium Society (APS), Meeting 2013. Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Australia. http://apsplanetarium.com/

26-27 April. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), Wisconsin/Minnesota State Meeting open to all planetarians, University of Minnesota - Moorhead Planetarium, Moorhead, USA. Contact: Dave Weinrich - dave.l.weinrich@gmail.com

27 April. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), Illinois State Meeting open to all planetarians, ISU Planetarium, Normal, USA. Contact: Tom Willmitch - trwillm@ilstu.edu

27 April. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), Indiana State Meeting open to all planetarians, Ball State Planetarium, Muncie, USA. Contact: Ron Kaitchuck - rkaitchu@bsu.edu

27 April. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), Ohio State Meeting open to all planetarians, Boonshoft Museum Planetarium, Dayton, USA. Contacts: Cheri Adams (cadams@boonshoftmuseum.org) and Scott Oldfield (Scott.Oldfield@vbcsd.com)

27 April. Earth Day at Spitz Inc., including lecture by Earth2Ocean's President Dr. Ellen Prager, The Layered Earth Dome software and curriculum, digital planetarium demonstrations. Noon to 4:30 at Spitz in Chadds Ford, PA, USA. RSVP to this free event to jtowne@spitzinc.com by 19 April.

May. Canadian Association of Science Centres, 11th Annual Conference. http://www.canadiansciencecentres.ca/main.htm; Contact: ian@ianmclennan.com

3-5 May. IFF’13, Immersive Film Festival, Third edition, Centro Multimeios, Espinho, Portugal. Organization Navegar Foundation. http://iff.multimeios.pt/

4 - 6 May. GDP 2013, Annual meeting of German speaking planetaria, Planetarium Klagenfurt, Austria. www.gdp-planetarium.org www.planetarium-klagenfurt.at

9-12 May. Association of French Speaking Planetariums (APLF), Yearly Meeting, St. Michel l’Observatoire, France. www.aplf-planetariums.org

10 May. Annular solar eclipse (n Australia, Solomon is, c Pacific).

19-22 May. American Alliance of Museum (AAM), Annual Meeting & Museum Expo, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. www.aam-us.org

30 May – 1st June. 7th FullDome Festival in the Jena Zeiss-Planetarium. Jena, Germany. Contact: Schorcht Volkmar, schorcht@zeiss.de www.fulldome-festival.de

6-8 June. “Dreams, the spirit of innovation”, ECSITE Annual Conference (European Network of Science Centres and Museums), Universeum, Gothenburg, Sweden, www.ecsite.net

24-28 June. 8th World Conference of Science Journalist (WCSJ), Helsinki, Finland. www.wcsj2013.org

25-29 June. Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA), Annual conference, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. www.sepadomes.org

17-20 July. Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS), Annual Conference. Ausherman Planetarium, Earth and Space Science Laboratory, Frederick County Public
Schools in Frederick, Maryland, USA. www.mapsplanetarium.org

20-24 July. Annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Jose, California, USA. Contact: Andrew Fraknoi, fraknoiandrew@fhda.edu www.astrosociety.org

29 July – 2 August. Spitz Summer Institute, Spitz, Inc. Chadds Ford (near Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, USA. Annual event focusing on planetarium education. Includes instruction in Starry Night software, curriculum and live lessons, teaching with SciDome digital planetariums. Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions. www.spitzinc.com/institute. Contact: jtowne@spitzinc.com

31 July – 2 August. Digistar Users Group Conference, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, USA. http://departments.colgate.edu/vislab/dug2013.asp

9-10 August. International Planetarium Society Council Meeting, Bolzano, Italy.

13-16 August. Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium (LIPS), Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida, USA. http://LIPSymposium.org

31 August. Deadline for the applicants of "An experience in Italy for a French Speaking Planetarium Operator", in collaboration with APLF. http://www.astrofilibresciani.it/Planetari/Week_in_Italy/Week_Italy.htm

5-7 September. Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival (IFFF2013), Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo, Hawaii, USA. The festival will feature 25-30 full length full dome programs in 2D and stereoscopic 3D. http://www.imiloahawaii.org/168/ifff

6-8 September. Nordic Planetarium Association Biennial Conference, AHHAA Science Center, Tartu, Estonia. Conference language English.
Contact: Margus Aru, margus.aru@ahhaa.ee

14-17 September. Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), International Conference & Trade Show, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. www.giantscreencinema.com

15 September. Deadline for the applicants of "A Week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator", in collaboration with IPS Portable Planetarium Committee. http://www.astrofilibresciani.it/Planetari/Week_in_Italy/Week_Italy.htm

18-20 September. Western Alliance Conference (Pacific Planetarium Association, Southwestern Association of Planetariums, Great Plains Planetarium Association and Rocky Mountain Planetarium Association), Science City and Gottlieb Planetarium, Kansas City, MO, USA. Contact: jdunn1@unl.edu http://www.wacdomes.org/2013/WAC2013.html

22-26 September. XVIII Meeting of the Association of Brazilian Planetarium (ABP), Johannes Kepler Planetarium, SABINA Science Center, Santo André, São Paulo State, Brazil. www.planetarios.org.br Contact: contato@planetarios.org.br

27-28 September. British Association of Planetaria (BAP), 2013 annual meeting, International Centre for Life (Newcastle-on-Tyne), United Kingdom. http//bapconference.org.uk/ Contact: Dr Jenny Shipway, president@planetaria.org.uk

14-18 October. Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2013 (CAP 2013), Challenges in Communication of Astronomy and Space Exploration, Warsaw, Poland.
http://www.communicatingastronomy.org/cap2013/index.html

16-19 October. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), GLPA Conference, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, Illinois, USA. Contact: Sheldon Schafer, sschafer@lakeview-museum.org . www.glpaweb.org
Presentations at GLPA meeting will be streamed and video-taped. Those interested should go to the GLPA website to initiate streaming with their browsers. The GLPA website also will allow access to video clips.

19-22 October. Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference, Explora, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. www.astc.org

21-23 October. The First Russian Full-Dome Festival.Yaroslavl, the Tereshkova Cultural and Education Center . Contact: en_tihomirova@mail.ru; almp@post.ru; http://www.yarplaneta.ru/

3 November. Hybrid solar eclipse (Atlantic, c Africa).

11 December. The Stratoscript Compendium Ring 2013, a scripting competition open to everybody by LSS-Planetarium. Contact: lionel.ruiz@live.fr

 


2012

3-5 February. 3rd IMERSA Fulldome Summit, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Colorado, USA. Contact: Dan Neafus, dan.neafus@dmns.org

18 March. International Day of Planetaria. www.dayofplanetaria.org

March 20-21. Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), 2012 European Film Expo Co-hosted by Euromax, Parc du Futuroscope, Poitiers, France.

March 22. Dome Day, La Géode, Paris, France. www.giantscreencinema.com

23-25 March. International seminar “60th anniversary of Kiev Planetarium”, Kiev Planetarium, Ukraine. Mail: kyivpla60@ukr.net; www.planet.org.ua

31 March. Deadline for application for scholarship funds (IPS support Baton Rouge Conference attendance by individuals). www.ips-planetarium.org

14-15 April. Brembate di Sopra, Bergamo, Italy. Italian Association of Planetaria (PLANIT), XXVII National Conference, Italy, and 2nd Full-Dome Italian Festival. During the conference Skype session for planetarians from other countries. www.planetaritaliani.it. Contact: osservatorio@serafinozani.it

18-20 April, “Quality, Honesty and Beauty in science and technology communication”, PCST – International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, XII issue, Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy.

3-5 May. Canadian Association of Science Centres, 10th Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
http://www.canadiansciencecentres.ca/main.htm; Contact: ian@ianmclennan.com

5-7 May. ADP 2012, Annual meeting of German speaking planetaria, Planetarium Wolfsburg, Germany www.planetarium-wolfsburg.de

8-12 May: 6th FullDome Festival in the Jena Zeiss-Planetarium. Jena, Germany. The 6th FullDome Festival again will show full-length feature shows, lots of student works and clips of independent and professional producers. The main topic of the Festival will be "Dissolving Space" - How to use fulldome content to make the dome invisible. An international jury will present FullDome Awards for the best entries. Contact: Schorcht Volkmar, schorcht@zeiss.de

17-20 May. Association of French Speaking Planetariums (APLF), Yearly Meeting, Planétarium de Bretagne, Pleumeur-Bodou, France, France. www.aplf-planetariums.org

20 May. Annular solar eclipse (China, Japan, Pacific, w U.S).

31 May – 2 June. ECSITE Annual Conference (European Network of Science Centres and Museums), Cité de l’Espace, Toulouse, France www.ecsite.net

5-6 June. Transit of Venus.

11-15 July. ESOF 2012, Euroscience Open Forum, Dublin city of science 2012, www.dublinscience2012.ie

21-22 July. Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA), 2012 conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. www.sepadomes.org

21-22 June. Tecnoplanetario 2012, Spanish and Portugal Planetarium Meeting, Parc Astronòmic Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain. Contact: info@parcastronomic.cat
www.parcastronomic.cat

July, International Planetarium Society Council Meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

21 July, International Planetarium Society Council Meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

22-26 July. 21st International Planetarium Society Conference, Irene Pennington Planetarium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA www.IPS2012.com
IPS conference will U-Stream the opening ceremony, keynote speaker, business meeting, and paper sessions each day.

27-28 July. DomeFest, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. www.domefest.org
4-8 August. Communicating Science: A National Conference on Education and Public Outreach, annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Hilton Hotel, Tucson, Arizona, USA. http://www.astrosociety.org/events/meeting.html

6-10 August. Spitz Summer Institute, Spitz, Inc. Chadds Ford (near Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, USA, annual event focusing on planetarium education. Includes instruction in Starry Night real time software, curriculum and live lessons/teaching with SciDome digital planetariums. Beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions. www.spitzinc.com/institute

7-9 August. Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium, University of Notre Dame's, Jordan Hall of Science and Digital Visualization Theater, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.
Contact: Keith Davis, Director the Digital Visualization Theater. keith.davis.dvt@nd.edu, or call at (574) 631-3952, http://LIPSymposium.org

31 August. Deadline for the applicants of "An experience in Italy for a French Speaking Planetarium Operator", in collaboration with APLF. http://www.astrofilibresciani.it/Planetari/Week_in_Italy/Week_Italy.htm

September. Second Edition of the Workshop of Fulldome Production, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Contact: alexandre.cherman@gmail.com

5-7 September. Symposium 2012 for Museum and Media professionals. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Colorado, USA. Contact: Dan.neafus@dmns.org www.dmns.org

7-8 September. British Association of Planetaria (BAP), annual meeting, National Space Centre, Leicester, United Kigdom. Contact: Dr Jenny Shipway, president@planetaria.org.uk;

12-15 September. Digistar Users Group Conference, Evans & Sutherland, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. http://www.digistardomes.org/2012_Conference.html

13-16 September. Mae Jemison, astronaut, invites everyone to attend the 100 Year Starship 2012 Public Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA. 100yss.org

15 September. Deadline for the applicants of "A Week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator", in collaboration with IPS Portable Planetarium Committee. http://www.astrofilibresciani.it/Planetari/Week_in_Italy/Week_Italy.htm

18-20 September. Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), International Conference and Trade Show, Esquire IMAX Theatre, Sacramento, California, USA.

21 September. Dome Day, The Tech Museum, San Jose, California, USA. www.giantscreencinema.com

30 September. Deadline for the applicants of "An experience in Italy for a British Planetarium Operator", in collaboration with BAP.

2-5 October. Workshop in Immersive Cinema (WIC), Espinho, Portugal. Organization Navegar Foundation. Contact: Lina Canas, lina@multimeios.pt

5-7 October. Immersive Film Festival (IFF), Espinho, Portugal. Organization Navegar Foundation. Contact: Lina Canas, lina@multimeios.pt

13-16 October. Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), “Advancing the field of informal science education”, Annual Conference, COSI, Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio, USA. www.astc.org

24-27 October. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), Annual conference, North Hills High School Planetarium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Contact: Susan Batson www.glpaweb.org

13 November. Total solar eclipse (n Australia, s Pacific).

16-17 November. FULLDOME UK, The National Space Centre, Leicester, United Kingdom. Contact: info@fulldome.org.uk www.fulldome.org.uk/

20- 24 November. XVII Meeting of the Association of Brazillian Planetarium, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. www.planetarios.org.br Contact: contato@planetarios.org.br


Past events

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Images from the Western Alliance Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2006
(pictures from Donna Pierce, SWAP alternate representative at IPS).

Nantes (France) - 2005 APLF Conference

Valencia (Spain) - 2005 IPS Conference
Rome - 2004 IPFA Conference

St-Etienne (France) - 2004 APLF Conference

Vaulx-en-Velin (France) - 2004 APLF Conference

Bruxelles (Belgium) - 2002 APLF Conference