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International Planetarium Society

quote from Johannes Kepler: The ways by which men arrive at knowledge of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful than the nature of these things themselves

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The countdown has begun
for IPS 2018 at Cité de l'espace in Toulouse, France!

The conference website is now active at

March 2017 Planetarian is now available online

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IPS ByLaws Voting Results: New Membership categories added



Latest free multimedia:

Artist's conception of 3 planets of TRAPPIST-1 system

Images/movies of TRAPPIST-w system

ESO provides Fulldome video resources to accompany their press release on the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, "Ultracool Dwarf and the Seven Planets" Fulldome video is near the bottom of the page. See also Spitzer page: (especially link 3D Planet & Star Maps at bottom right).

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Eclipse Animations

Rice University with NASA Heliophysics Education Consortium support commissioned Don Davis to create fulldome animations of the geometry of solar and lunar eclipses. See previews. To get higher resolution, non-watermarked versions, sign up for the email list to learn of updates, then email Pat Reiff with the size you need for your theater. January 2017.

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See more in the IPS Free Media pages

Corporate Members:

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Evans & Sutherland logo Front Pictures Logo Fulldome Film Society Logo
Fulldome Pro logo goto logo Konica Minolta logo
Metaspace logo Orbit Animate logo

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RSA Cosmos logo Silkroading logo skyskan logo
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For questions about the IPS Website, contact: Alan Gould

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President's Message
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International Planetarium Society, Inc.
c/o Ann Bragg, Treasurer     
Marietta College, 215 Fifth Street     
Marietta, Ohio 45750 USA