International Planetarium Society Conference
July 23 - 27 2006
Under the Southern Skies
The International Planetarium Society (IPS) is the largest organisation of planetarium professionals in the world with a network of over 700 individuals and institutions involved in astronomy education and public outreach. Members come from 35 countries around the world and more than 20 regional and national planetarium associations are affiliated with IPS.
Established in 1970, IPS encourages the sharing of ideas so that its members can serve their communities better. Its membership is diverse covering the whole range of planetariums: from schools, colleges and universities to national museums; small or large; fixed or portable; presenter-driven or fully automated. Under the banner of IPS, these members are brought together to share their passion for astronomy and their views of communicating the wonders of the night sky to others.
As an international association, IPS holds its Conference and Vendor Exhibition every two years. Recent conference host cities include Valencia, Spain; Wichita, USA; Montreal, Canada; London, UK and Osaka, Japan. IPS 2006 will bring together around 300 delegates, including planetarium directors, producers and administrators, technical personnel, professional and amateur astronomers, educators, artists, equipment suppliers and other interested parties. The Conference and Vendor Exhibition will provide a stimulating environment in which to showcase new technologies, discuss the latest trends in planetarium show production and programming, and facilitate the exchange of ideas and views across all aspects of astronomy education and public outreach.
|Accommodation Booking Deadline||Friday, 16 June 2006|