Reasons for Seasons Workshop

April Whitt was gracious enough to share her expertise during a workshop on the seasons at our Baltimore Conference in 2014. John Meader provided the photographs, April provided the captions, Tim Collins More »

MAPS Education Mentoring Network

Experienced Planetarium Professionals are willing to field calls for advice on curriculum, technology and planetarium related concerns. More »


2015 Distinguished Service Award Winner

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Patty Seaton was awarded the MAPS Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 Conference.  Patty’s hard work and dedication to MAPS over the years was noted by several of her executive board colleagues.  Patty was honored with this award just after she passed out symbolic hockey sticks to the remaining board members as she stepped down from the board after a 12-year run.  One thing to note about Patty: while she will not be an official member of the Executive Board, Patty is a circumpolar star in the MAPS organization and while merely low on the horizon now, she just may find her stellar leadership rising again in the not-to-distant future.  Congratulations, Patty!

 (photo credit: John Meader)

Conference Notes – Executive Board

At the conclusion of the 2015 conference at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Nassau Community College, Patty Seaton now leaves the Executive Board as Past President.  Also, Alan Davenport completed his time as active President and now holds Patty’s former title.  In addition, Jerry Vinski now begins his term as MAPS President, and we welcome Kevin Williams to the Executive Board as MAPS President-Elect and Chair of the Program Committee.

MAPS 2015 Conference Schedule


The conference schedule is here! View the schedule online or download a PDF.

Dr. James Roy Orgren

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by Paul J. Krupinski

First MAPS Secretary/Treasurer Passes After Stellar Career

The planetarium community has lost another shining star.

Dr. James Roy Orgren, our very own first secretary/treasurer, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Columbia, MO. Jim Orgren was 86.

Registration for the 2015 Conference Now Available Online

MAPS 2015 Conference Cradle of Aviaiton

“Universal Knowledge”

Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
May 13 – 16, 2015

2015 Conference Open House – Hubble Planetarium, Edward R. Murrow HS, Brooklyn


You’re invited to the
Edwin P. Hubble Planetarium Early Bird Open House
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from Noon to 3pm

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