Audio: James Orgren Planetarium Society Letter 1966

Enjoy the early history of MAPS in audio format

MAPS History Data Base

The following two .pdf files are the present state of the data I’ve been collecting. Please peruse these two documents and feel free to send additions and corrections. All the information provided here has been gleaned from past issues of the Constellation, documents in the archives, and personal contacts from members. There are also fields that will let you know what documents we have in the archives. For example, you may see that we are missing certain issues of “The Constellation”, if you have any of the missing issues we would love to have copies. I will update these documents as new information and documents become available.
MAPS History Data Base 1965-1985
MAPS History Data Base 1986-2006
MAPS History Data Base 2007-2015
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MAPS Oral History Project

In 1999 I began a project at the meeting in Lancaster, PA. That year I started interviewing MAPS members, collecting the history, stories and anecdotes of our organization. I interviewed Charlie Walker, Sam Storch, Tom Stec, Laura Deines (Meader), and Norm Dean. I am interested in interviewing more people. I enjoy the process and I coordinate this effor from my home in Maine. I don’t travel our territory as much as I would like, so this is where you can get involved and help out. Continue reading