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Sharing with others in the field

Just as there are many different planetariums around the globe, there also are so many different creative people and ways you can share your talents, skills, and ideas with others in the planetarium field.

IPS membership is not required to take part in any of these opportunities, although we welcome you to join IPS to take advantage of all of our benefits. Go to How to Join IPS to learn more.

In addition to these opportunities, IPS members also are encouraged and welcomed to become involved in IPS Committees and forums (this page for IPS members only. 

Global Projects:

NEW! Updated International Day of Planetariums!

Asteroid Day (see also an article from Planetarian)

Data to Dome Initiative

One Earth Message

Voices from the Dome Project

Educational Video Collection Project

World Space Week


Pages of Stars Contest

Astronomical Experience in Italy for a American Planetarium Operator competition 

A Week in the United States competition


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Cover of December 2015 issue

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Planetarian, the quarterly journal of the International Planetarium Society, accepts a wide range of articles dealing with any of the diverse topics that are of interest to planetarians. We especially are looking for submissions for "How We Do It" (tips and tricks to make your work life easier), and "Under One Dome," which showcases different planetariums around the globe.

For an idea of the types of articles, browse back issues in Planetarian Archives, and check the Guidelines for Contributors.

We also welcome articles on best practices. Educational research papers also are sought, and will be professionally reviewed if so requested by the author.

Contact: Sharon Shanks, Editor



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