MAPS 2016 Conference Announced – Save the Date!

Plan Now for the 2016 MAPS Conference!
July 27-30, 2016
James E. Richmond Science Center, Waldorf, MD

The 2016 MAPS conference will take place July 27 – 30 at the James E. Richmond Science Center in Waldorf, MD. This exciting facility houses a 60 foot inclined dome with a new Evans and Sutherland Digistar 5 planetarium, a Science On a Sphere display, and even two satellites! There is also plentiful vendor space adjacent to the snack and meal area, a computer lab, and state-of-the-art classrooms.

The presentation, “Seeing our Worlds, as only NASA can!” will be given by Maurice Henderson, education and public outreach engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the 2016 Margaret Noble Address will be presented by Steven Russo, Director of the East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium. As conference host Monique Wilson, Director of the James E. Richmond Science Center, and the program committee put together the schedule for each day, everyone is encouraged to consider presenting a talk or workshop. More information and a call for presentations and abstracts will be sent out in February, but start thinking about it now. We hope to see you all in Waldorf in July!

Monique Wilson
Director, James E. Richmond Science Center

Contact Information:
James E. Richmond Science Center
5305 Piney Church Road
Waldorf, MD 20602
P: 301-934-7464

Hotel Information:
Hilton Garden Inn Waldorf
10385 O’Donnell Place
Waldorf, MD 20603
P: 240-222-0000
F: 240-222-0010
MAPS Conference room rate*: $139-179/night
*Must be booked by June 27, 2016; taxes and fees not included; does not include breakfast