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SPECIAL EXTENSION: Call for Nominations for MAPS Board Positions (2018-2020)

ELECTIONS BEGIN IN JANUARY

The call for nominations for the position of Executive Board member (3 available positions) has been EXTENDED to December 8, 2017. (Bios will need to be submitted by Dec. 29). If you are interested in serving MAPS, this is a perfect opportunity to do so. As a member of the Executive Board, you will participate in the discussions of the business of MAPS, learning more about how the organization works and making positive changes!

IPS Update: An Experience in Italy

A Week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator (click for IPS details)

Each year, in the spring, the Serafino Zani Astronomical Observatory (Lumezzane/Brescia) hosts an American planetarium operator, whose native tongue is English, to work with high school students of English.

Applications are requested from educators or astronomers who work with any of the various models of planetariums.

The International Planetarium Society (IPS) endorses this initiative as an excellent opportunity for professional development and cultural exchange.

Constellation Summer 2017

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2017 Armand Spitz Regional Meeting – Mystic, CT

“Engaging Audiences of all Ages”

When: June 8-9, 2017
Host: Treworgy Planetarium, Mystic Seaport Museum
Contact: Brian Koehler, Planetarium Supervisor, Brian.koehler@mysticseaport.org

2017 Armand Spitz Regional Meeting – Schenectady, NY

“History of Astronomy”

When: May 19-20, 2017
Host: Suits-Bueche Planetarium at miSci
Contact: Megan Norris, Planetarium Director, Megan.Norris@misci.org

2017 Armand Spitz Regional Meeting – Indiana, PA

“Seeing Light in the Darkness: Educating the Audience in the Year of the Eclipse”

When: May 19, 2017
Host: Indiana University Planetarium (IUP)
Contact: Ken Coles, kcoles@iup.edu

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