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

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,

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,

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,

2017 Armand Spitz Regional Meeting – Lanham, Maryland

“Teaching and Learning Under the Stars”

When: May 19-20, 2017
Host: Howard B. Owens Science Center
Contact: Patty Seaton, Planetarium Specialist,