2017 MAPS Armand Spitz Regional Meetings

As you know, MAPS is officially joining the rest of the country in the Pleiades National Planetarium Conference at St. Louis, MO next October 10-14, 2017. The Executive Committee hopes that many of our MAPS friends will attend with us and we will hold our official business meeting there.

Meanwhile, a few supportive members have volunteered to hold springtime area meetings within the region offering even more professional development and enjoyment to MAPS folks. These are akin to our established tradition of Armand Spitz Regional Meetings and will be 1 or 2 day gatherings for sharing activities on various themes. The hosts are at various stages of developing their tentative meeting plans to take place at Bowie, MD, Schenectady, NY, Indiana, PA, and Mystic Seaport, CT. If you would like to offer input and support for them please contact, respectively, Patty Seaton, Megan Norris, Ken Coles and Brian Koehler. Registration information will be available here on the MAPS website as plans are finalized.

2017 Pleiades National Planetarium Conference – Save the Date!

Meet us in Saint Louis for the Pleiades National Planetarium Conference!

As Seen at the Conference

Bob Victor shared many sky events with us during both his presentation and his poster at the conference.

Alan Davenport has compiled a document that highlights all of the celestial events we can share with our audiences this month. Thank you, Bob and Alan!!!

PDF – Celestial Highlights, August 8-September 2, 2016

MAPS Conference 2016 – Thank You Sponsors!

Thank You Very Much!

We would like to thank the following who made MAPS 2016 possible by their generous contributions!

MAPS Conference 2016 – Photos

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2016 MAPS Conference

Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society Conference Hosts

Formed in 1965, the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS) is one of the oldest regional planetarium associations in the United States. In 1968, MAPS, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Planetarium Association, was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the founding of the International Society of Planetarium Educators (now known as the International Planetarium Society.)

Each spring the membership gathers to exchange information, view planetarium presentations, and examine vendor exhibits at the Annual Conference.

MAPS Conference 2016 – “Innovate, Imagine, Inspire – Taking a New Approach”

Dear MAPS Member,

The James E. Richmond Science Center invites you, MAPS friends and colleagues, to join us July 27-30, 2016 in Waldorf, Maryland for what will be an historic conference. The meeting will be a great time of camaraderie and professional development, plus the chance to shop, dine, and discover many local historic sites. The local community is rich in history and diversity. Charles County is great to visit if you would like to bring your family!

MAPS Conference 2016 – Delegate Registration

“Innovate, Imagine, Inspire – Taking a New Approach”

Delegate Registration due by June 10, 2016

MAPS Conference 2016 – Conference Schedule

2016 MAPS Conference Schedule

MAPS Conference 2016 – Participate and Contribute

There are four ways to bring your talent and unique experience to the stage at the 2016 MAPS conference.

Paper Talks
Poster Presentations
Panel Discussions

Proposals for the 2016 conference are accepted through July 4th