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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TimeLocationEvent
1:00pmLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Exhibit Hall Open for Set-Up
4:00pmRoyal Sonesta Harbor Court HotelHotel Check-In Opens
5:30pmMaryland Science CenterConference Registration Opens
5:45pmMaryland Science CenterReception at Maryland Science Center presented by Evans & Sutherland
6:00pm – 10:00pmMaryland Science CenterCash Bar (Rooftop, Level 4)
Observatory Open (Rooftop, Level 4)
Science on a Sphere automated programs
(Level 2)
6:00pmMaryland Science CenterWelcome Remarks (Rooftop, Level 4)
First Time Attendees Meet & Greet
(Harbor Terrace Room)
6:30pmMaryland Science CenterHubble 3D IMAX Film
(St. John Properties IMAX Theater, Level 1)
7:15pmMaryland Science CenterDr. Frank Summers, Guest Speaker Space Telescope Science Institute
(St. John Properties IMAX Theater, Level 1)
7:40pmMaryland Science CenterDavis Planetarium Renovation Review Jim O’Leary, Maryland Science Center (Davis Planetarium, Level 2)
8:00pmPlanetarium QueueSnack Break, presented by Astro-Tec
Meet the Mural Artist Katie Feild
8:00pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part I
To Space & Back produced by Sky Skan Inc.and Fels Planetarium
8:30pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part I
Supervolcanoes produced by Spitz Inc.
9:00pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part I
We Are Aliens produced by NSC Creative
9:30pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part I
Dinosaurs at Dusk produced by Mirage 3D

Thursday, September 11, 2014

TimeLocationEvent
8:00amLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Breakfast, presented by Evans & Sutherland
8:30amLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Opening Remarks, Van Reiner
Maryland Science Center President and CEO
9:00amDavis Planetarium, Level 2Davis Planetarium Show and Tell— Marriage Proposals
9:15amDavis Planetarium, Level 2Vendor/Delegate Demonstrations (Sky Skan Inc., Clark Planetarium, Adventures in Live
Presenting: The Overview
with Talia Sepersky, Seiler Instruments, AVI)
10:45amLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Break with Vendors, presented by Audio Visual Imagineering and East Coast Control Systems
11:45amMSC Theater, Level 3
Delegate Talks

From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet:
A New Planetarium Show for Full-Dome and Classic-Format Theaters with Noreen Grice

Meditation Under The Stars with Amie Gallagher

Here, There, and Everywhere: A New NASA- Funded Program with Noreen Grice & Kimberly Kowal Arcand

Cosmic Pointilism with Frank Summers
12:45pmLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Lunch, presented by RSA Cosmos
Fred Espenak, Guest Speaker
Scientist Emeritus, NASA’s GSFC
2:15pmVarious Locations
Workshop Break-Out Session, Choose One (45 minutes each)
Data From the Dome with Sam Storch & Stephen Berr (SciZone, Level 1)

Using Improv Theater Techniques with Patrick McQuillan (MSC Theater, Level 3)

Adventures in Live Presenting: The Workshop with Talia Sepersky (Davis Planetarium, Level 2)

Modeling the James Webb Space Telescope with Joseph Clinton, $10 per person (The Shed, Level 3)
3:15pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2Vendor Demonstrations (E&S, GOTO INC.)
4:00pmLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Poster Presentations
Break with Vendors, presented by Prismatic Magic and Chromacove
5:15pmMSC Theater, Level 3Vendor Talks (Spitz Inc., Chromacove LLC, Ash Enterprises, East Coast Controls)
6:30pmHarbor Lobby, Level 1Dinner (cash bar), presented by Sky-Skan
Alan Stern, Guest Speaker
Principal Investigator New Horizons mission to Pluto
7:40pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2Sky Challenge with Jeff Grills
9:00pmPlanetarium QueueSnack break presented by Clark Planetarium and Museum of Science
8:00pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part II
Dynamic Earth produced by Spitz, Inc
8:30pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part II
From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet produced by The New Children's Museum and distributed by E & S and Sky-Skan
9:00pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part II
Dark Universe developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York in collaboration with the California
Academy of Sciences and GOTO INC.
9:30pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2
Planetarium Program Showcase Part II
Journey to a Billion Suns a European show produced in cooperation with ESA and 30 planetariums

Friday, September 12, 2014

TimeLocationEvent
8:00amLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Breakfast, presented by Sky-Skan
8:45amLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Vendor Talks (E&S, Sky Skan Inc., RSA
Cosmos, Astro-Tec, Seiler Instruments)
10:15amLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Break with Vendors, presented by Prismatic Magic and Museum of Science
11:15amDavis Planetarium, Level 2Preview of Planet Gatherings in 2015 with Bob Victor
11:30amDavis Planetarium, Level 2Vendor Demonstrations (Spitz Inc., Ash Enterprises, Prismatic Magic, Museum of Science Boston, RSA Cosmos)
1:00pmLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Lunch, presented by Seiler Instruments
Lisa May, Guest Speaker
NASA Program Executive
2;15pmLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Business Meeting
3:15pmLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Break with Vendors, presented by Clark Planetarium and GOTO Inc.
4:15pmLegg Mason Gallery, Level 2Exhibit Hall Breakdown
4:15pmMSC Theater, Level 3Delegate Talks

A Longitudinal Study Featuring Early Elementary-Aged Students with Kim Small

Common Core, and Next Generation Science, and STEM Standards! Oh My! with Samantha Blau

The Survival of a Rural Planetarium in Northern Maine with Larry Berz

What is New (and Free) from IRIS? with Patrick McQuillan
5:15pmMSC Theater, Level 3Adjourn
6:30pmRoyal Sonesta Harbor Court HotelCocktail Reception, Cash Bar
7:15pmRoyal Sonesta Harbor Court HotelBanquet Reception, presented by Spitz
8:00pmRoyal Sonesta Harbor Court HotelMargaret Noble Address
Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization, AMNH
8:45pmRoyal Sonesta Harbor Court HotelLive Music featuring The Real Geniuses,
presented by Sky-Skan, Spitz, Evans & Sutherland
10:15pmRoyal Sonesta Harbor Court HotelReceptions Ends

Saturday, September 13, 2014

TimeLocationEvent
8:00amHarbor Terrace Room, Level 4Breakfast, presented by Spitz
9:00amHarbor Terrace Room, Level 4Lora Bleacher, Guest Speaker
EPO Lead, Solar System Exploration
Division, NASA/GSFC
10:00amDavis Planetarium, Level 2Maryland Science Center Demonstrations
Pi in the Sky
Operation Kindergarten
10:45amSciZones, Level 1Break, presented by Audio Visual Imagineering and GOTO Inc.
11:00amSciZones, Level 1First Time Attendees Meet and Greet
11:30amVarious Locations
Workshop Break-Out Session, Choose One (45 minutes each)
Soundtrack Production for Full Dome
with Michael Daut (Davis Planetarium, Level 2)

Reasons for Seasons with April Whitt
Optional $15 per person for take home supplies (SciZone, Level 1)
12:30pmBrown Bag Zone, Level 1Lunch, presented by Ash Enterprises
1:30pmMSC Theater, Level 3Delegate Talks

The Train Wreck That Changed Time with Francine Jackson

NASA Mars Insight Lander (a Seismometer on Mars) with Patrick McQuillan

Fulldome Business Models: How to Ensure Quality Content with Mike Murray
2:30pmSciZones Level 1
Workshop Break-Out Session, Choose One (45 minutes each)
Investigating Icy Worlds with Shira Moskowitz

Unwrapping Common Core Standards for the Planetarium with Samantha Blau
3:30pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2Door Prizes and Closing Remarks
4:00pmDavis Planetarium, Level 2Adjourn