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Preliminary Schedule

Pleiades National Planetarium Conference 2017

Oct. 10–14, 2017 | Saint Louis Science Center

Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST) [GMT-6]

 

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TUESDAY 10 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

8:00AM – 4:30PM

Sponsor Hall Setup

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:00AM-9:30AM

Check-In for Mini-Lips Pre-Conference Workshop

Seiler Instruments

9:30AM-4:30PM

Mini-LIPS Pre-Conference Workshop

Seiler Instruments

9:00AM-5:00PM?

GLPA (and other if desired) Exec Board Meetings

Airport Renaissance Hotel

12:00PM-1:00PM

Lunch for Exec Boards

Airport Renaissance Hotel

3:00PM-5:00PM

Sponsor Check-In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

3:00PM-9:00PM

Delegate Check-In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

5:15PM-5:45PM

New Member Orientation

Airport Renaissance Hotel

5:45PM-7:00PM

Welcome Reception

Airport Renaissance Hotel

7:15PM-8:15PM

Sponsor Showcase #1

Dome Village

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:15PM-9:15PM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:15PM-9:15PM

Optional Show Session #1

Dome Village

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:00PM-Midnight

Karaoke & Cash Bar

Airport Renaissance Hotel

       

 

WEDNESDAY  11 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:15AM-8:15AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:00AM-10:00AM

Delegate Check In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:15AM-8:45AM

Welcome and Announcements

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:45AM-9:45AM

Workshop/Panel Session #1

 

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:45AM-10:15AM

New Member Orientation (For those who couldn’t make the night before)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:45AM-10:15AM

Coffee Break

Airport Renaissance Hotel

10:15AM-11:15AM

Workshop/Panel Session #2

 

Airport Renaissance Hotel

11:25PM-12:25PM

Workshop/Panel Session #3

 

Airport Renaissance Hotel

12:25PM-1:25PM

Lunch (Exec Board Meetings if needed)

(Special Interest Group Meetings)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

1:25PM-4:25PM

Master Classes

 

Airport Renaissance Hotel

 

4:25PM-5:05PM

Transfer to Saint Louis Science Center

Busses (Drop off at 5050 Oakland Building)

5:15PM-6:15PM

Sponsor Showcase #2

 

OMNIMAX ® Theater

6:15PM-8:30PM

Constellation Cocktails

Hors d’oeuvres and bar

Constellation Shootout!

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

8:30PM-9:45PM

Optional Show Session #2

 

 

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

8:30PM-9:30PM

 

 

OMNIMAX ® Theater

8:45PM-9:45PM

7:45PM-9:30PM

Telescope Party with the Public!

Archery Field (Outside the Planetarium)

9:30PM-10:30PM

Transfer to Airport Renaissance Hotel

Busses (Pickup at 5100 Clayton Avenue Forest Park Side)

10:00PM-1:00AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance Hotel

       

 

THURSDAY 12 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:30AM-8:30AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:00AM-9:30AM

Delegate Check In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:30AM-9:30AM

Pluto!

New Horizons Mission Co-Investigator Paul Schenk

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:45AM-11:20AM

Sponsor Showcase #3

Dome Village

Airport Renaissance Hotel

11:30AM-12:30PM

Concurrent Paper Session #1

Airport Renaissance Hotel

12:30PM-1:30PM

Lunch

With State Meetings and (Special Interest Group Meetings if more time is needed)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

1:35PM-2:35PM

Sponsor Showcase #4

Dome Free Sessions

Airport Renaissance Hotel

2:45PM-3:30PM

Poster Papers with Refreshments

Airport Renaissance Hotel

3:30PM-4:30PM

Concurrent Paper Session #2

Airport Renaissance Hotel

4:40PM-5:10PM

IPS 2018 Invitation

Airport Renaissance Hotel

5:10PM-6:15PM

Astronomy Update Lecture

Ron Kaitchuck

Airport Renaissance Hotel

6:15PM-7:15PM

Dinner

Airport Renaissance Hotel

7:15PM-8:30PM

Concurrent Paper Session #3

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:30PM-9:30PM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:30PM-12:30AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance Hotel

       

 

FRIDAY 13 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:15AM-8:15AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:00AM-9:30AM

Delegate Check In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:15AM-9:15AM

Sponsor Hall Time/Last Chance Dome Village (Dome Village Must be Torn Down by 11:15)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:15AM-10:45AM

Regional Business Meetings

Airport Renaissance Hotel

11:00AM-11:30AM

Transfer to McDonnell Planetarium with Box Lunch

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Busses

11:30AM-12:00PM

Group Photo

McDonnell Planetarium (Outside if nice/inside StarBay for inclement weather)

12:15PM-2:00PM

Sponsor Showcase #5

 

McDonnell Planetarium

2:00PM-3:00PM

Paper Session #4 in the Dome

 

McDonnell Planetarium

3:00PM-5:00PM

Optional Show Session #3

 

McDonnell Planetarium

3:00-5:00PM

Special Exploration Time

 

Explore SLSC/Forest Park/Zoo/History Museum/Art Museum

5:00PM-5:45PM

Transit to Airport Renaissance Hotel

Busses

5:45PM-6:30PM

Free Time to Prepare for Banquet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

6:15PM-6:45PM

Reception (Cash Bar)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

6:45PM-8:00PM

Pleiades Banquet (Cash Bar)

Airport Renaissance

8:00PM-9:00PM

Regional Awards

Airport Renaissance

9:00PM-10:00PM

Noble/Spitz/Key Note Lecturer

Airport Renaissance

10:00PM-1:00AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance

       

 

SATURDAY  14 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

8:00AM-9:00AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

9:00AM-10:00AM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

10:00AM-10:45AM

Concurrent Paper Session #5 (if needed)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

10:45AM-12:00PM

Special Guest Panel with MAC’s Old Team (worked on Mercury and Gemini)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

12:00PM-1:00PM

Lunch

Airport Renaissance Hotel

12:30PM-1:30PM

Story Telling, Door Prizes

Airport Renaissance Hotel

1:30PM-2:00PM

Passing of the Banners & Adjournment

Airport Renaissance Hotel

2:15PM-2:30PM

Depart for Cahokia Mounds Post Conference Tour (100 People Max)

Busses

3:00PM-6:30PM

3:00PM-3:30PM

3:30PM-4:30PM

4:30PM-5:30PM

 

 

 

5:30PM-6:15PM

Cahokia Mounds Post Conference Tour

-Orientation

-Museum

-Native American Astronomy with Anthropologist and Assistant Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Bill Iseminger

-Free Exploration of the Mounds

Cahokia Mounds

(Meal Included)

6:30PM

Depart Cahokia Mounds

Busses