MAPS 2012 Conference Schedule

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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

9:00am - 4:00pmPlanetarium TheaterVendor Set-Up
12:00pm - 5:00pmHotel Vendor Hall - Atlantis I & IIVendor Set-Up
3:00pm - 10:00pmHotel LobbyHotel Check-In
5:00pm - 8:30pmPlanetarium VestibuleConference Registration
5:15pm - 5:30pmPickup at hotel Main EntranceBus to Planetarium
5:30pm - 6:00pmArts & Community Center Black BoxNew Member Welcome
5:30pm - 6:45pmPlanetarium Lobby/Vestibule/TheaterOpening Reception/Dome Crawl
6:45pm - 7:00pmPlanetarium TheaterOpening Remarks Exploring the Spring Sky
7:00pm - 8:00pmPlanetarium TheaterPlanetarium Show
8:00pm - 8:15pmPlanetarium LobbyBreak
8:15pm - 9:55pmPlanetarium TheaterVendor Demos
8:15pmPlanetarium TheaterNews from Carl Zeiss Planetarium Division
8:40pmPlanetarium TheaterDigitarium Kappa System Demonstration
9:05pmPlanetarium TheaterEvans & Sutherland
9:30pmPlanetarium TheaterLasers in Astronomy - Enhancing Observation and Outreach
10:00pm - 10:15pmOcean County College Parking Lot 2Bus to Hotel
10:30pm - 12:00amHotel SalonBoard Meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2012

7:00am - 8:30amHotel VerandaHot Buffet Breakfast
7:00am - 8:30amHotel VerandaCommittee Meetings
8:00am - 1:00pmHallway Outside AtlantisConference Registration
8:00amVendor HallVendor Hall Opens
8:30am - 9:00amAtlantisWelcome
9:00am - 10:15amAtlantisVendor Presentations – Part 2
9:00amAtlantisSongs in the Key of Earth
Patricia Shih, singer/songwriter
9:25amAtlantisGlobal Immersion
Steve Pushka, Global Immersion
9:50amAtlantisUsing Space Telescope Education Program Resources
Lucy Albert, Space Telescope Science Institute: Office of Public Outreach
10:15am - 10:45amVeranda/Vendor HallBreak with vendors
10:45am - 11:45amAtlantisPaper Presentations – Part 1
10:45amAtlantisGoogle Venus
Dellan DePaor, Pretlow Planetarium at ODU
11:00amAtlantisOn to Mars!
Francine Jackson, University of Rhode Island Planetarium
11:15amAtlantisWatch Out – Incoming Objects!
Ken Coles, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Planetarium
11:30amAtlantisInnovative Coronagraphs for Imaging Exoplanets
Elizabeth Young, Princeton University
11:45am - 1:15pmVeranda/AtlantisLunch w/Speaker
Planets Around Nearby Stars
Paul Butler
1:25pm - 1:40pmMain EntranceBus to Planetarium
1:45pm - 2:30pmPlanetarium TheaterShoot Your Mouth Off!
2:30pm - 3:45pmPlanetarium TheaterVendor Presentations – Part 3
2:30pmPlanetarium TheaterSky-Skan
2:55pmPlanetarium TheaterWildest Weather in the Solar System
Paul Fraser, National Geographic Cinema Ventures
3:20pmPlanetarium TheaterGOTO INC – Still Listening – Still Innovating
Ken Miller, GOTO INC
3:45pm - 4:00pmPlanetarium LobbyBreak
4:00pm - 5:35pmPlanetarium TheaterVendor Presentations – Part 4
4:00pmPlanetarium TheaterSpitz, Inc.
4:25pmPlanetarium TheaterLatest Technology From Ash Enterprises
John Hare, Ash Enterprises
4:50pmPlanetarium TheaterChromaCove: The Bright Lighting for Your Dome
Chuck Rau, ChromaCove, LLC
5:20pmIn front of PlanetariumGroup Photo
5:35pm - 6:45pmArts & Community Ctr
Black Box Theater
7:00pm - 8:30pmArts & Community Ctr
Black Box Theater
The City Dark
With the film’s director Ian Cheney
8:00pm - 10:00pmSidewalk by PlanetariumObserving Session (weather permitting)
9:00pm - ??Planetarium TheaterOpen Dome Night
10:15pm - 10:30pmParking Lot 2Bus to Hotel
10:45pmTBATaurus Session
??Parking Lot 2Transportation back to hotel following open dome night

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hotel VerandaHot Buffet Breakfast
7:00am-8:30amHotel VerandaCommittee Meetings
8:00am-11:00amHallway Outside AtlantisConference Registration
8:30am-9:45amAtlantisPaper Presentations – Part 2
8:30amAtlantisWhat’s New (and free) from IRIS
Patrick McQuillan, IRIS
8:45amAtlantisA Ludite in the Land of OnLine Learning
Bill Luzader
9:00amAtlantisAcross the Autism Spectrum
Jerry Vinski, Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium
9:15amAtlantisMoment of Wonder
Patty Seaton, H. B. Owens Science Center
9:30amAtlantisCreating the New Novins
Gloria Villalobos, Robert J Novins Planetarium
9:45am-10:30amVeranda/Vendor HallBreak with vendors
10:30am-11:30amAtlantisBusiness Meeting
11:30am-1:00pmVeranda/AtlantisLunch w/Speaker
The Science of the Simple Truth: Doomsday 2012
Laura Venner
1:10pm-1:25pmMain EntranceBus to Planetarium
1:30pm-2:20pmPlanetarium TheaterVendor Presentations – Part 5
1:30pmPlanetarium TheaterMediaglobe III
Steve Hatfield, Konica Minolta Digital Projection System
1:55pmPlanetarium TheaterThe Moon and Giants
Steve Hatfield, Audio Visual Imagineering (AVI)
2:20pm-2:50pmPlanetarium TheaterDome Presentations
2:20pmPlanetarium TheaterFrom the Blue Planet to the Red Planet: Full Dome Animation in a Small Facility
Kyra Elliott, The Children’s Museum
Travelers Science Dome Planetarium
2:35pmPlanetarium TheaterHow Do You Throw a Pajama Party Out in Space? You Planet.
Maria Class, Novins Planetarium
2:50pm-3:00pmPlanetarium LobbyBreak
4:00pmVendor HallVendor Hall must be cleared
3:00pm-3:45pmVarious roomsWorkshop Session 1
Planetarium TheaterInteracting with your Audience Using a Module Planetarium Program
Kim Small, Upper Dublin School District Planetarium
Planetarium ClassroomVenus Transit Telescope Adapter
Alan Davenport, University of Maine Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium
Tech Building 104Bring Your Earth Science Lessons Into the 21st Century Using Real Seismic Data
90 min workshop
Patrick McQuillan, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
4:00pm-4:45pmVarious roomsWorkshop Session 2
Tech Building 1033D for Beginners
Waylena McCully, William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Lonny Buinis, Raritan Valley Community College
Tech Building 104Bring Your Earth Science Lessons Into the 21st Century Using Real Seismic Data - Continued
90 min workshop
Patrick McQuillan, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Planetarium ClassroomVendor Workshop
Marketing vs. Begging – Know the Difference!
Ken Miller, GOTO INC
4:45pm-5:45pmPlanetariumGift Shop will be open/Social time
5:45pm-6:00pmParking Lot 2Bus to hotel
6:30pm-7:30pmHotel Coral BallroomCocktail hour
7:30pm-8:30pmHotel Coral BallroomBanquet and Margaret Noble Address
9:30pmTBATaurus Session

Saturday, May 19, 2012

7:00am - 8:30am
Hotel VerandaHot Buffet Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30amAtlantisPaper Presentations – Part 3
8:30amAtlantisCost-Effective Online Reservation System for the Small Dome
Tim Collins, Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
8:45am AtlantisThe Influence of the Planetarium and Astronomy on Pop Culture
John C. Scala, Lenape Valley H.S. Planetarium
9:00amAtlantisCosmic Transformations, Connections and Relationships
Joseph D. Clinton, Design Scientist
9:15amAtlantisSave the Planetarium Fund
Rich Gamba, Save the Planetarium Fund
9:30am - 9:45amVerandaBreak
9:45amAtlantisChasing the Lunar Shadow in 2012
Phil Zollner, Robert J. Novins Planetarium
10:00am - 10:45amAtlantisNext Generation Science Standards
Lee Ann Hennig, Thomas Jefferson HSST
10:45am - NoonAtlantisDoor Prizes, Closing Comments & Adjourn