18-19 March. MAPS (Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society) and PIPS event, Lockport, New York and Williamsville Space Lab, Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium, USA. www.williamsvillek12.org/planetarium
20 March. International Day of Planetaria, www.dayofplanetaria.org
16-17 April. Italian Association of Planetaria (PLANIT), XXVI National Conference, Crespano del Grappa (Treviso) and Padova, Italy, Skype session for planetarians from other countries, www.planetaritaliani.it. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
4-7 May. Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS) Conference, Fort Washington Holiday Inn, Ft. Washington, PA, USA (near Philadelphia). Co-hosted by Henry W. Ray Special Experience Room, Warminster PA (Donald Knapp), Upper Dublin SD Planetarium, Dresher PA (Kim Small), and Edelman Planetarium, Glassboro NJ (Keith Johnson). Contact: Keith Johnson, email@example.com, 856-256-4389. www.mapsplanetarium.org/conferences/.
8-9 May. Conference of German Speaking Planetaria (ADP), Annual Conference, Wien Planetarium, Austria, www.planetarium-wien.at
26-28 May. ECSITE Conference (European Network of Science Centres and Museums), Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, Poland. www.ecsite.net
2-5 June. Association of French Speaking Planetariums (APLF), Yearly Meeting, Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque (Nord), Palais de l’Univers et des Sciences (Le PLUS),-Cappelle-la-Grande, France. http://www.aplf-planetariums.org/
9-11 June. Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC/ ACCS), annual conference, including planetarium-related workshops, at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Ian McLennan, firstname.lastname@example.org
21-25 June. Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA), 2011 conference, Rollins Planetarium Young Harris, Georgia, USA. www.sepadomes.org
27-29 June. World Conference of Science Journalist, Cairo, Egypt. www.wcsj2011.org
1-2 July. International Planetarium Society Council Meeting, Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
18-22 July. Spitz Summer Institute, Spitz, Inc. Chadds Ford, PA, USA (near Philadelphia), annual event focusing on planetarium education. Includes beginner and advanced Starry Night instruction; planetarium curriculum discussion; presentation exercises/activities; digital media workshops; visitor demonstrations, etc. www.spitzinc.com/institute
26-30 July. Western Alliance Conference of Planetariums, Killeen, Texas (USA), www.wacdomes.org
30 July – 3 August. ASP Education and Public Outreach Conference, “Connecting People to Science” national conference, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Tremont Plaza Hotel, Baltimore Maryland, USA. www.astrosociety.org/events/meeting.html
31 July – 3 August. National Meeting on Science Education and Public Outreach, Baltimore, Maryland (USA). The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), in partnership with the American Geophysical Union and the Space Telescope Science Institute, is pleased to announce its 2011 national conference, "Connecting People to Science." http://www.astrosociety.org/2011meeting
Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium (LIPS), Bremerton, Washington
Digitalis is hosting the conference, but it is open to anyone who does
live, interactive planetarium programs, no matter what type of system
they use. E&S is co-sponsoring.
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
2-4 September. Nordic Planetarium Association Biennial Conference in Riga, Latvia. Conference host Dace Balode, email@example.com.
4-8 September. 6th Science Centre World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.astc.org
British Association of Planetaria (BAP), AGM and conference,World Museum
Planetarium, Liverpool, United Kigdom.
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
Giant Screen Cinema Association, GSCA 2011 International Conference
and Trade Show, BOB Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin
30 September. Deadline for the applicants of "An experience in Italy for a British Planetarium Operator", in collaboration with BAP. http://www.astrofilibresciani.it/Planetari/Week_in_Italy/Week_Italy.htm
3-7 October. OA3: Planetaria - the public gate to modern space science, European Planetary Science Congress and DPS Meeting 2011, Cité Internationale des Congrès, Nantes, France http://meetings.copernicus.org/epsc-dps2011
The 4th conference in the series, ‘Communicating Astronomy with the
Public’ will take place in Xiyuan Hotel, Beijing, China. Following the
previous conferences, CAP2011 aims to conquer the online and social
territory of outreach and train science communicators to engage with
the people of today and tomorrow. The conference will also present the
final statistics of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), as
well as look at how outreach activities can be encouraged in the developing
DomeFest 2011, Albuquerque e Santa Fe, New Mexico
15-18 October. Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, USA. http://www.astc.org
19-22 October. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA), Annual conference, Holiday Inn 1001 Killarney street urbana, Illinois, hosted by the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois, USA. Contact: David C. Leake, Planetarium Coordinator, Phone (217) 351-2567, fax (217) 351-2581 firstname.lastname@example.org www.glpaweb.org
2-4 November. Annual Digistar Users Group meeting, Stardome Observatory, Auckland, New Zealand. www.digistardomes.org
15-20 November. Association of Brazilian Planetariums (ABP), Fortaleza, Brazil. http://www.planetarios.org.br
31 December. Deadline for IPS Eugenides Foundation Script contest. www.ips-planetarium.org
February. Deadline for IPS Eugenides Foundation Script contest.
13-16 May. Association of French Speaking Planetariums (APLF), Yearly Meeting, Dijon, France. http://www.aplf-planetariums.org/
May. Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS) Conference, University
of Southern Maine-Southworth Planetarium in Portland, Maine, USA. Conference
hosts: Jerry LaSala, Director, email@example.com;
Edward Gleason, Manager firstname.lastname@example.org,
(207) 780-4249, http://www.maps-planetarium.org/MapsMain/Pages/Conference.html
June. ECSITE Conference (European Network of Science Centres and Museums),
DASA, Dortmund, Germany. Grant opportunity for attending Pre Conference
and main Conference. www.ecsite.net
July. EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Turin, Italy, www.euroscience.org
August. Western Alliance Planetarium Conference (GPPA, SWAP, RMPA, PPA)
will be hosted in Omaha (Nebraska, USA) by the King Middle Magnet School
22-24 September. Annual Digistar Users Group meeting, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA http://www.digistardomes.org
24-26 September. The Dark Universe: A Cosmology Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff, Chicago, IL (USA) @ The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Applications are due June 15, 2010, http://kicp.uchicago.edu/dark2010/ email@example.com
October. Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference,
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. http://www.astc.org
October. IMERSA Fulldome Summit (Immersive media entertainment, research,
science and arts), Denver, CO, USA. Presented by the Jackson Hole Wildlife
Film Festival and the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature
& Science. This 3-day conference will feature fulldome (digital
dome) workshops, panels, screenings, exhibits and pitching opportunities.
Other session strands will focus on the newest in 3D, content to go
and creative fundraising options. Registration and other info: http://bit.ly/8WWW0I,
15 February. 444th Anniversary of the Birthday of Galileo Bonaiuti de' Galilei – First Telescopic Astronomer
16 - 28 March. GLOBE at Night 2009 Count the Stars in the constellation Orion seen from your hometown and report! http://www.globe.gov/GaN/
22 March. International Day of Planetaria www.dayofplanetaria.org
2-5 April. 100 Hours of Astronomy. This is a cornerstone project for the International Year of Astronomy. 100 Hours of Astronomy is a round-the-clock, worldwide event with 100 continuous hours of a wide range of public outreach. For more details go to: www.astronomy2009.org
24-26 April. Immersive Film Festival, Navegar Foundation, Centro Multimeios Espinho, Portugal, web: iff.multimeios.pt. The Festival is an event that will gather international productions in the Immersive Cinema field. It is an open invitation to all, including producers, animators and filmmakers, artists, students and teachers in order to participate in this unique event. IFF will be focused on presenting productions in this media, along with a competition among submitted productions that made its debut recently. Besides the competition and the public screenings, workshops for young artists and public talks will be organized to promote immersive cinema. Special screenings for primary and secondary schools will also be organized. It is intended to be a space to captivate active members of cinema in general into this new media, a space to discuss ideas and to create partnerships, and above all, to work as a catalyst to the development of this area of cinema.
10 May. International Astronomy Day – Bringing Astronomy To The People Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe. http://www.astroleague.org/al/astroday/astroday.html
Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society Conference (MAPS). The conference
host will be Past President Patty Seaton. The conference will be at
the Howard B. Owens Science Center in Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland, USA.
The Owens Science Center hosted previously in 2003, and since that time
they have developed and extended their partnerships with nearby organizations
of interest, such as NASA-Goddard and the Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Lab (JHUAPL). Side trips to other local planetariums such as
Baltimore or Washington are possibile. This location also offers access
to a wide variety of speakers from both NASA-Goddard and JHUAPL.
14-15 May. May. British Association of Planetaria Annual General Meeting, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London. International visitors to AGM are more than welcome. Contact: Shaaron Leverment firstname.lastname@example.org
16-18, May. Meeting of ADP, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutschsprachiger Planetarien (Association of German Speaking Planetariums), Mannheim Planetarium, Germany
21-24 May. Association of French Speaking Planetariums, Yearly Meeting, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, La Villette, Paris, France. Contact: Nelly Dumas
June. Japan Planetarium Association (JPA) Conference, Akashi Municipal Planetarium, Hyogo, Japan. http://www.shin-pla.info/
ECSITE Conference (European Network of Science Centres and Museums),
National Science and Technology Museum ”Leonardo da Vinci”, Milan, Italy.
16-20 June. Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA) annual conference joined by Western Alliance Conference (GPPA, SWAP, RMPA, and PPA), Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Contact: email@example.com
2-5 July. International Planetarium Society Council Meeting, Cité de l’Espace, Toulouse, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
22 July, total solar eclipse.
6th European Meeting of Small and Portable Planetaria at the M. Copernicus
Planetarium and Observatory in Chorzow, Poland. For information and
registration go to: http://www.chorzow2009.ajd.czest.pl/
or contact Tomasz Kisiel (email@example.com)
7 September. Japan Planetarium Society, Planetary Science workshop. Visiting the Institute of Space and Astronomical Science and lecture for Venus Climate Orbiter that will be launched in 2010. Contact: Takayo Hasegawa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Annual Conference, Westin SFO, Millbrae,
California, USA. http://www.astrosociety.org
8-12 January. Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Austin, Texas, USA, www.aas.org.
Japan Planetarium Association, Planetarium Seminar, Munakata Yurix Planetarium,
Munakata, Fukuoka, Japan.
16 March. International Day of Planetaria www.dayofplanetaria.org
Annual Conference of the British Association of Planetaria (BAP), Centre
for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Britain.
9-11 May. Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Planetarium Society, Horizon Planetarium, Perth, Australia. Contact: Martin Bush, MBush@museum.vic.gov.au
10-11 May. Australasian Planetarium Society Conference and AGM, Horizon Planetarium, Perth, Western Australia. Contact: Martin Bush, MBush@museum.vic.gov.au
29-31 May. ECSITE Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary. Contact: Aliki Giannakopoulou email@example.com
12-14 June. Canadian Association of Science Centres Annual Conference, London Regional Children's Museum, Ontario, Canada, http://www.canadiansciencecentres.ca/main.htm
15-19 June. 5th Science Centre World Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 2 July. 19th International Planetarium Society Conference, Adler Planetarium,
Chicago (USA). www.ips2008.org
28 July-1 August. Spitz Digital Institute, Chadds Ford, PA, USA, Starry Night/digital planetarium learning event with two sessions. Call 610-459-5200 x 126 for details, or see www.spitzinc.com/institute
1 August, Total Solar eclipse.
14 August. IMERSA Birds of a Feather at SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles, California. IMERSA (the Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science and Arts association) will present a Birds of a Feather meeting at this year’s ACM/SIGGRAPH conference on Thursday, August 14th from 11am-1pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center, room 307. We’ll be introducing IMERSA to the SIGGRAPH community and getting feedback for possible projects. For more information go to http://www.siggraph.org/s2008/.
9-11 October. 5th European Meeting of Small and Portable Planetaria, Centro Multimeios Espinho, Navegar Foundation and the Center for Astrophyics of Oporto, Portugal. http://ecspp2008.multimeios.pt . http://www.astrofilibresciani.it/Planetari/EuropMee_small_Planet.htm
Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference,
Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
29 October – November 1. Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Conference. Participants will enjoy the Milwaukee Public Museum Planetarium, the Gary Sampson Planetarium and the Charles Horwitz Planetarium. Contact: Gary Sampson, 11400 West Center Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53222-4213, Phone +1 (262) 844-6940, firstname.lastname@example.org or David A. DeRemer, Phone +1 (262) 896-8423, email@example.com.
Japan Planetarium Association (JPA) Workshop, Asahikawa Science Center,
Hokkaido, Japan. http://www.shin-pla.info/
18 March. International Day of Planetaria.
21-24 April. Annual Meeting of German Speaking Planetaria, Zeiss Schwaz Planetarium, Schwaz, Austria
- 2 June. European collaborative for science, industry and technology
exhibitions (ECSITE) Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
16-20 July, Spitz Digital Institute, Chadds Ford, PA, USA. Contact: Joyce Towne at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.spitzinc.com/institute
DomeFest, LodeStar Astronomy Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
4-5 August. International Planetarium Society Council Meeting, Rio de Janeiro Planetarium, Brazil. Host: Alexandre Cherman.
5-7 September. Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and ASP EPO Conference, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, USA, co-hosted with the Adler Planetarium, www.astrosociety.org/events/meeting.html
6-8 September. 4th European Meeting of Portable Planetaria, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. www.suh.sk/ips2007
7-9 September. Nordic Planetarium Association Biennal Conference in Orsa, Sweden. Info from host Per Broman email@example.com.
8-10 September. Japan Planetarium Association, Workshop "To Seek for Popularizing Astronomy at the Cutting Edge-Part 3: Solar Astronomy", Hida Observatory, University of Kyoto, Gifu, Japan. Contact: Shoichi Itoh firstname.lastname@example.org
20-22 September, The Western Alliance Conference of Planetarium (Pacific Planetairum Association PPA, Rocky Mountain Association RMPA, Southwest Association of Planetarium SWAP, Great Plains Planetarium Association GPPA) will meet in Fairbanks Alaska. The WAC 2007 website: http://wap-con.org has all the registration forms and information. To get a formal registration packet with paper copies contact secretary, Mary Ann Tabada at email@example.com or Independence Planetarium Director, Gail Chaid at firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (408)928-9604. The pre-conference tour goes to Denali National Park.The conference hotel is the Westmark Hotel,Fairbanks $68 per night. There is a 10% discount on Alaska Airlines for conference participants. Everyone in the international community is welcome.
26-28 September. Digistar User Group Conference, Arlington Planetarium, University of Texas. Contact person: Joe Eakin, email@example.com, http://www.digistardomes.org/2007_Conference_Info.html
6-7 October, 7. XXII National Meeting of Italian Planetaria, Milan, Italy, www.planetaritaliani.it
8-11 October. Communicating Astronomy to the Public (CAP 2007) International conference, Eugenides Planetarium, Athens, Greece. The conference is organised in collaboration with the International Astronomy Union, ESA, The National Observatory of Athens. http://www.communicatingastronomy.org/cap2007/
In view of the 50th annniversary of the launch into space of Sputnik 1 Eugenides Planetarium has arranged a series of other events, which include: The premiere of a 40-minute digital planetarium show, titled "From Earth to the Moon", to be shown to an invited audience of 278 persons, scheduled for the 4th of October (and presented to the audience by Stamatios Krimigis, brief biography on http://sd-www.jhuapl.edu/CASSINI/SMK_BriefBiography_19-051.htm ).
Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Annual Conference, Triple
Conjunction Planetarium Conference with the Mid-Atlantic Planetarium
Society (MAPS) , South Eastern Planetarium Association (SEPA) and Great
Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA).
Annual Meeting of the Association of Mexican Planetariums (AMPAC), "Lic.
Felipe Rivera" Planetarium, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.
31 December, Deadline of Eugenides Foundation Scriptwriting Contest, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearly deadline for the applicants of "A
week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator".
8-9 May. Carolina Association of Planetarium Educators (CAPE) meeting at the Ocean Isle Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC, USA.
17-20 May. Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society Conference (MAPS), Novins Planetarium, Ocean Country College, Tom River, N.J., Hostess Gloria Villalobos. www.maps-planetarium.org
European collaborative for science, industry and technology exhibitions
(ECSITE) Annual Conference, Technopolis, Mechelen,
20-24 June, South Eastern Planetarium Association Conference (SEPA) will be hosted by the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory in Cocoa, Florida, USA. Contact: Mark Howard, Director, email@example.com http://www.brevardcc.edu/planet
Under the Southern Skies, 18th International Planetarium Society Conference,
Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia.
15-19 August. Spitz Digital Institute, Chadds Ford, PA (USA). The Institute will focus on using astronomy software to enhance education in both the classroom and the planetarium, and will feature teachers from Starry Night/Imaginova Ltd. and other notable speaker/educators. Space is limited. Contact 610-459-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
31 August, Yearly deadline for the applicants of "A week in Italy for a French Planetarium Operator".
2006. Western Alliance Conference (WAC) of planetariums in Lincoln,
Nebraska (GPPA - Jack Dunn hosting).
30 September. deadline for the applicants of A week in Italy for a Spanish Planetarium Operator.
8 October. XXI National Meeting of Italian Planetaria, Ravenna, Italy Planetari News
Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Annual Conference, Merrillville
Community Planetarium, Merrillville, Indiana, USA. Contact: Gregg Williams,
28-31 October. Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference and Expo, Louisville Science Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. http://www.astc.org
1 March Deadline for application for the program that starts August 22, 2005, about Master of science communication at Dalarna University, Sweden. www.ScienceCommunication.se
10-11 April. Conference of German Speaking Planetaria (ADP), Europlanetarium, Genk, Belgium.www.adp2005.org
4th Science Centre World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Final deadline for application for the program that starts 22 August,
about Master of science communication at Dalarna University,
15 April. Deadline for the applicants of A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator.
5-8 May. Third European Meeting of Itinerant Planetaria, Palais des Congres, Nantes (France) in conjunction with the yearly meeting of Association of French-Speaking Planetariums (APLF). email@example.com, http://www.aplf-planetariums.org.
13-15 May. British Association of Planetaria (BAP), Annual Conference, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom. It will be a joint meeting with the AAE (Association for Astronomy Education).
Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society Conference (MAPS), Fels Planetarium,
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA). Host: Derrick
Pitts. Conference website is
Canadian Association of Science Centres meeting (which includes the
Canadian planetarium group), Montreal Science Centre, Montreal Quebec
(Canada). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
14-17 June. Communicating Astronomy with the Public, ESO/ESA/IAU Conference, ESO HQ, Garching, Munich, Germany. Closing date for registration March 2005. http://www.communicatingastronomy.org/index.html
South Eastern Planetarium Association Conference (SEPA), Fernbank Science
Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. See
12-14 July. Japan Planetarium Society Conference (JPS), Osaka Science Museum, Japan.
More about fulldome (mega-resolution, large-format, immersive, digital
technologies for hemispheric screen theaters) at http://www.domefest.com/WhatIsDF.htm,
18-21 July. Spitz Digital Institute, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (USA). The Institute will focus on using software to enhance education in both the classroom and the planetarium. Space is limited. Contact 610-459-5200.
24 July to 6 August. The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine (USA), offers a two-week, four-credit residential summer institute for teachers that includes a course on instruction using a portable planetarium and information about grant writing for participants to acquire a portable planetarium. http://www.coa.edu/summer/sumworkshops/index.html - contact person: Jean Boddy, (800) 597-9500.
13-14 August. Australasian Planetarium Society meeting, Stardome Observatory and Planetarium, Auckland, New Zealand. Contact: Martin George, Secretary, APS, at email@example.com
31 August. Deadline for the applicants of A week in Italy for a French Planetarium Operator.
5-7 September, Japan Planetarium Society, Workshop for popularizing the results of the latest astronomy, Nishiharima Astronomical Observatory, Hyogo, Japan. The workshop is organized for the professional development for the staffs of planetariums and science centers. As the first workshop, JPS select the theme: "The seek for Extra-solar Planets".
7-9 September. Western Alliance Conference of Planetariums (RMPA, PPA, GPPA, SWAP), Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Gates Planetarium & Space Odyssey exhibition, Colorado, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
12-16 September. Workshop in immersive cinema, 1st European Workshop in FullDome, Centro Multimeios de Espinho, Portugal. http://fulldome.multimeios.pt - contact: email@example.com - Organized by Navegar Foundation. The workshop will cover the projection and projection systems, content creation, direction, production and production tools. The maximum number of participants is 40 and a small number of Grants will be available for students. Scientific organizing Committee: Ed Lanz (Visual Bandwith); Johan Gijsenbergs (Sky-Skan, Inc Europe); Paul Bourke (Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology); António Pedrosa, Navegar Foundation; Pedro Russo, Navegar Foundation; Luís Calçada, Navegar Foundation.
14-16 September. Building Community: The Emerging Educational and Public Outreach (EPO) Profession, as part of ASP's 117th Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, USA. http://astrosociety.org/events/meeting.html
16-18 September. Nordic Planetarium Association Conference (NPA), Orion Planetarium, Jels, Denmark. www.orionplanetarium.dk
24-25 September. International Planetarium Society Council Meeting, Beijing Planetarium, Beijing, China.
30 September. deadline for the applicants of A week in Italy for a Spanish Planetarium Operator.
9-10 October, Planetarium Innovation Days, Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10, Jena, organized by Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH. firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 October. XX National Meeting of Italian Planetaria, Brescia, Italy
15-18 October. Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference and Expo, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, USA. http://www.astc.org
17-23 October. A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator (each year since 1995). http://www.bresciascienza.it/cityline/cult/photog.htm
Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Annual Conference,
September 29-October 1, Western Alliance of Planetariums Conference (GPPA, PPA, RMPA, SWAP), Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, California, USA. Conference information on the RMPA: http://www.rmpadomes.org
October 9-10, XIX National Meeting of Italian Planetaria, Naples (City of Science) and Rome (Museum of Roman Civilization), Italy.
October 18-24, A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator (each year since 1995). The 2004 winner is John T. Meader, Northern Stars Planetarium, Fairfield, ME, USA
October 20-23, Great Lakes Planetarium Association Conference (GLPA), Cranbrook Institute of Science, New Detroit Science Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
November 4-6, European collaborative for science, industry and technology exhibitions (ECSITE) Annual Conference, Museu de la Ciencia de la Fundacio « la Caixa », Barcelona. Planetarium activities are scheduled on Thursday 4th November afternoon (visit + session in the Fabra Observatory) and Friday 5th November all day (sessions + planetarium demonstration).
November 6-7, Australasian Planetarium Society Meeting (APS), Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Tasmania. http://www.vicnet.net.au/~apsweb
November 8-12, Division of Planetary Science (DPS), Louisville, Kentucky, USA. http://dps04.org/
November 17, Association of Dutch Speaking Planetariums Meeting (ADSP), Brussels Planetarium, Brussels, Belgium.