2018 Conference

MAPS Conference 2018 – Delegate Registration

“Full STEAM Ahead!”

Delegate Registration due by April 30, 2018

MAPS Conference 2018 – “Full STEAM Ahead!”

Dear MAPS Member,

The staff and volunteers of the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport would like to invite you, MAPS friends and colleagues, to join us from May 30 – June 2, 2018, here in beautiful Mystic, Connecticut for the 2018 conference. The gathering, as always, is a great time for MAPS Members to re-connect, brainstorm ideas for education programming, and share with each other all of the wonderful things that we are doing at our home planetariums!

MAPS Conference 2018 – Host Facility

About the Treworgy Planetarium

Nestled within the “formal gallery” region of the Mystic Seaport Museum is the Treworgy Planetarium. Originally named the “Seaport Planetarium”, it was re-named in 2009 in honor of Don Treworgy, its beloved director of 44 years, who had passed away earlier that year.

MAPS Conference 2018 – Conference Hotel

Hilton Mystic

We have secured a block of rooms at the Hilton Mystic, which is exactly one mile away from Mystic Seaport:

  • Rate for Wednesday and Thursday nights (May 30-31) = $139.00
  • Rate for Friday and Saturday nights (June 1-2) = $220.00

MAPS Conference 2018 – Margaret Noble Address

The Passion for the Planetarium – by Patty Seaton

Snapshot of 5th grade, my first trip to a planetarium, at the Howard B. Owens Science Center (HBOSC). I don’t remember the content of that program, but I remember the feeling of total awe of being under the stars.

MAPS Conference 2018 – Conference Schedule

2018 MAPS Conference Schedule

View a PDF version of the conference schedule.

MAPS Conference 2018 – Participate and Contribute

There are four ways to participate in and contribute to the 2018 MAPS Conference

MAPS Conference 2018 – Travel Information

Air Travel

Two airports provide travel to the Mystic, CT area:
T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is located near Providence, RI (45 min from Mystic by car).
Bradley International Airport (BDL) is near Hartford, CT (1 hour from Mystic by car).

MAPS 2018 Conference Announced – Save the Date!

Plan Now for the 2018 MAPS Conference!
May 30 – June 2, 2018
Treworgy Planetarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT