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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

Concourse B-D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

 

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

9:00AM-9:30AM

Check-In for Mini-Lips Pre-Conference Workshop

Seiler Instrument

9:30AM-4:30PM

Mini-LIPS Pre-Conference Workshop

Seiler Instrument

9:00AM-5:00PM

GLPA (and others 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

GLPA

MAPS

SEPA

WAC (GPPA, PPA, RMPA, SWAP)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

Lambert AB

Concourse A

Lambert CD

6:00PM-8:00PM

Welcome Reception

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

8:00PM-9:00PM

Sponsor Hall Visit

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse B-D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

9:00PM-12:00AM

Karaoke & Cash Bar

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

       

 

WEDNESDAY  11 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:00AM-8:15AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

8:00AM-10:00AM

Delegate Check In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:00AM-8:30AM

Welcome and Announcements

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

8:45AM-9:45AM

Workshop/Panel Session #1

Staying Fit in the Planetarium (Workshop)

 

Laser Lumia in the Diode Laser Era (Workshop)

 

Challenges and Opportunities for College and University Planetariums (Panel)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Lambert AB

 

Lambert CD

 

Concourse A

 

9:45AM-10:00AM

Coffee Break and Passing Time to Workshop/Panel Sessions

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Pre-Function Outside Concourse Ballroom A-D

Side Nook by Lambert D

10:00AM-11:00AM

Workshop/Panel Session #2

Freefall Trajectory – Planetarium Improv Without a Net (or a Dome) (Workshop)

 

Let’s Play: Interactive Gaming in the Planetarium (Workshop)

 

Communicating Controversy in the Dome (Panel)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Lambert AB

 

 

Lambert CD

 

 

Concourse A

11:00AM-12:00PM

Lunch with special interest group meetings as needed

(Exec Board Meetings if needed)

IPS Education

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

12:00PM-3:00PM

 

 

12:00PM-2:30PM

 

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12:00PM-3:00PM

 

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12:00PM-1:00PM

 

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12:00PM-1:00PM

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1:30PM-2:30PM

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1:30PM-2:30PM

 

After Lunch Master Class/Workshop/ Panel Session (Coffee Breaks Available During and Between Sessions)

Intro to Fulldome Production with Blender – B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Laptop) (Master Course)

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Fulldome Videography and Photography Master Course (Master Course)

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Using WorldWide Telescope to Create “Science Shorts” (Workshop)

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Making STEM Attainable for All (Panel)

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Live Interactive Presenter Training (Workshop)

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Revenue Generation with Your Planetarium (Panel)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

 

 

Truman

 

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Lambert AB

 

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Lambert CD

 

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Concourse A

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Lambert CD

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Concourse A

2:45PM-3:30PM

Transfer to Saint Louis Science Center

Busses (Drop off at 5050 Oakland Building and McDonnell Planetarium)

3:30PM-5:15PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3:30PM-5:15PM

 

Sponsor Showcase #1a Split Session

Taurus Group

SCISS

GOTO INC

RSA Cosmos

Evans and Sutherland

Mirage 3D

Milwaukee Public Museum

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Orion Group

Digitalis

Elumenati

Geo-Graphical Images and Consulting

Clark Planetarium

ChromaCove

ZEISS

AVI

Saint Louis Science Center

OMNIMAX ® Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

 

 

5:15PM-5:30PM

Switch TAURUS and ORION Groups

Saint Louis Science Center

5:30PM-7:15PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5:30PM-7:15PM

 

Sponsor Showcase #1b Spilt Session

Orion Group

SCISS

GOTO INC

RSA Cosmos

Evans and Sutherland

Mirage 3D

Milwaukee Public Museum

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Digitalis

Elumenati

Geo-Graphical Images and Consulting

Clark Planetarium

ChromaCove

ZEISS

AVI

Saint Louis Science Center

OMNIMAX ® Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

7:15PM-9:00PM

Constellation Cocktails

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Constellation Shootout!

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

9:00PM-10:15PM

9:00PM-9:30PM

 

 

9:45PM-10:15PM

 

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9:00M-9:30PM

 

 

9:45PM-10:15PM

Fulldome Show Screening #1

Explore (WORLD PREMIERE)

Creative Planet

 

Totality

Bays Mountain

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We Are Stars

NSC Creative

 

Incoming!

California Academy of Sciences

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

 

 

 

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OMNIMAX ® Theater

 

8:30PM-10:00PM

Telescope Party with the Public!

Archery Field (Outside the Planetarium)

10:00PM-10:45PM

Transfer to Airport Renaissance Hotel

Busses (Pickup at 5100 Clayton Avenue Forest Park Side and 5050 Oakland Avenue Side)

10:30PM-1:30AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

       

 

THURSDAY 12 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:00AM-8:30AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

7:15AM-9:00AM

Delegate Check In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:30AM-9:30AM

Pluto!

New Horizons Mission Co-Investigator Paul Schenk

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

9:30AM-9:40AM

Coffee Break and Passing Time to Paper Sessions

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Pre-Function Outside Concourse Ballroom A-D

9:40AM-10:55AM

 

9:40AM-9:55AM

 

9:55AM-10:10AM

 

 

10:10AM-10:25AM

 

10:25AM-10:40AM

 

 

10:40AM-10:55AM

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9:40AM-9:55AM

 

9:55AM-10:10AM

 

 

10:10AM-10:25AM

 

 

10:25AM-10:40AM

 

 

10:40AM-10:55AM

Concurrent Paper Session #1

Session 1A

Fostering a Questioning Public – D. Thompson

 

Asking the Right Questions for the Right Learners – C. Sumners

 

Respecting the Astrologer – B. Bonadurer

 

Cosmic Conversations: Will Audience Members Talk to Each Other? – M. Rehnberg

 

Just Give ‘Em The Facts? – D. Weinrich

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Animation in Museums – A. DeLattre

 

Student Developed Shows and Content Sharing – S. Schultz, M. Foley, B. Heaford

 

CHAOS in the Planetarium – A. Trout, J. Salis, E. Porter

 

3D Printing in the Classroom – Where to Get Started – J. Daleske

 

3D Printed Filar Micrometer for Amateurs and Astronomy Education – E. Rull

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lambert A-D

10:55AM-11:05AM

Coffee Break and Passing Time to Paper Sessions

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Pre-Function Outside Concourse Ballroom A-D

11:05AM-12:20PM

 

11:05AM-11:20AM

 

 

11:20AM-11:35AM

 

11:35AM-11:50AM

 

 

11:50AM-12:05PM

 

 

12:05PM-12:20PM

 

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11:05AM-11:20AM

 

11:20AM-11:35AM

 

 

 

11:35AM-11:50AM

 

 

11:50AM-12:05PM

 

 

12:05PM-12:20PM

Concurrent Paper Session #2

Session 2A

Solar Eclipse at Tellus Science Museum

D. Dundee

 

Scale Model of Earth, Moon and Sun – J. Bishop

 

Radio Astronomy in a Total Solar Eclipse

C. Whitworth, G. Lazich, L. Moran

 

Activities for Engaging Audiences in Planetary Science – C. Shulpa

 

The Effect of Macular Degeneration on Appreciation of the Total Eclipse – S. Schafer

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AR on the Dome – T. Butterfield

 

Building the Western Hemisphere’s Largest Planetarium or Can I Please Have Stars in my Digital Theater? – P. McQuillan

 

One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the Flood – K. Brandt

 

Update on the new Bell Museum + Planetarium – S. Komperud, S. Brummel

 

Dummy-Proofing Your Planetarium System and Show Controls – P. Hess

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lambert A-D

12:20PM-1:20PM

Lunch

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

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

1:30PM-2:25PM

Sponsor Showcase #2

Bowen Technovation

IMERSA

ASH Enterprises

Astro-Tec

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

2:25PM-3:25PM

Poster Papers with Refreshments

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Pre-Function Outside Concourse Ballroom A-D

3:25PM-4:40PM

 

3:25PM-3:40PM

 

 

 

3:40PM-3:55PM

 

3:55PM-4:10PM

 

4:10PM-4:25PM

 

 

4:25PM-4:40PM

 

 

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3:25PM-3:40PM

 

 

3:40PM-3:55PM

 

3:55PM-4:10PM

 

4:10PM-4:25PM

 

 

4:25PM-4:40PM

Concurrent Paper Session #3

Session 3A

Inspiring the Next Generation with Limited Resources in an Increasingly Technological World – P. Epstein

 

No Dome Left Behind – S. Shanks

 

Teaching about Infrared Astronomy – G. Holt

 

The Art and Science of Celestial Cartography

J. Elvert

 

Beyond the ‘Show’: The Full Planetarium Experience – M. Murray

 

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Interaction with Clickers in the Dome –

C. Sumners

 

The Platform Agnostic Planetarium – M. Smail

 

Platform Agnosticism Continued  - R. Wyatt

 

Choose Your Own Planetarium Experience

D. Demeter

 

AdlerCaps: A Free and Open-Source Captioning Solution – S. Burkland

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lambert A-D

4:50PM-5:15PM

IPS 2018 Invitation

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

5:20PM-6:35PM

Astronomy Update Lecture

Ron Kaitchuck

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

6:45PM-7:45PM

Dinner

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

7:45PM-8:45PM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse B-D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

8:45PM-10:00PM

 

8:45PM-9:00PM

 

9:00PM-9:15PM

 

9:15PM-9:30PM

 

9:30PM-9:45PM

 

 

9:45PM-10:00PM

 

 

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8:45PM-9:00PM

 

 

 

9:00PM-9:15PM

 

 

9:15PM-9:30PM

 

 

9:30PM-9:45PM

 

 

9:45PM-10:00PM

Concurrent Paper Session #4

Session 4A

Science Visualization on the Dome  - T. Butterfield

 

What is Viz – R. Wyatt

 

The IPS’s Data to Dome Initiative – M. Subbarao

 

Sharing Ongoing Planetary Exploration – C. Shulpa

 

Domecasting and Streaming Kavali Lecture Series – P. McPike

 

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Developing New NGSS-Aligned, Live, Interactive School Shows at the California Academy of Sciences – M. Holt, D. Tell

 

Connecting Curriculum to Planetarium Programming – T. Stone Wolbrecht

 

First Graders in the Planetarium: Three Dimensional Teaching – P. Hernandez

 

The Power of the Introvert in Your Classroom

D. Gilmore, P. Seaton

 

A Few New Space Songs – J. Bell

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lambert A-D

10:00PM-1:00AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

       

 

FRIDAY 13 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:00AM-8:00AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

8:00AM-9:00AM

Delegate Check In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:00AM-8:45AM

Sponsor Hall Time

Last Chance Dome Village (must be torn down by 10:30AM and any booths to remain moved into Concourse D)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse B-D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

8:45AM-10:15AM

Regional Business Meetings/Quorums

MAPS

SEPA

RMPA

PPA

SWAP

GPPA

GLPA

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

Penthouse Ballroom

Gateway

Lambert A

Lambert B

Lambert  CD

Renaissance Ballroom

10:15AM-10:45AM

Transfer to James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Busses

11:00AM-11:45AM

Sponsor Showcase #3

Sky-Skan

Museum of Science Boston

Konica Minolta/Magna-Tech

Seiler Instrument

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

11:45AM-12:15PM

Group Photo

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Outside

12:15PM-12:30PM

Break & Pickup Lunch

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

12:30PM-1:30PM

Sponsor Showcase #4

ePlanetarium

Adler Planetarium

Spitz

Digital Projection

Laser Fantasy

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

1:30PM-2:30PM

1:30PM-1:45PM

 

1:45PM-2:00PM

 

2:00PM-2:15PM

 

 

2:15PM-2:30PM

Paper Session #5: The Dome Edition

Beyond Brightness and Contrast – C. Janssen

 

Free the Orion Nebula! – F. Summers

 

Planetary Gatherings, 2018 until the Great Conjunction of December 2020 – R. Victor

 

Game Night at the Abrams Planetarium –

J. French

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

2:30PM-5:00PM

2:30PM-2:55PM

 

 

 

3:00PM-3:30PM

3:30PM-4:05PM

4:05PM-5:00PM

Fulldome Show Screening #2

To Worlds Beyond

Donetsk Planetarium Studio

Distributed by Audio Visual Imagineering, Inc. (AVI)

Museum of Science Boston

Spitz

E&S

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

2:30PM-5:00PM

Special Exploration Time

 

Forest Park and ZMD Institutions

Saint Louis Science Center

Forest Park Trails

Saint Louis Zoo

Missouri History Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum

5:00PM-6:00PM

Transfer 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 Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

8:00PM-9:00PM

Regional Awards

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

9:00PM-10:00PM

Nobel/Spitz/Keynote Lecturer

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

10:00PM-1:00AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

       

 

SATURDAY  14 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:00AM-8:30AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

8:30AM-9:30AM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

Concourse D

9:00AM-10:15AM

 

9:00AM-9:15AM

 

9:15AM-9:30AM

 

 

9:30AM-9:45AM

 

 

9:45AM-10:00AM

 

 

 

10:00AM-10:15AM

 

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9:00AM-9:15AM

 

 

9:15AM-9:30AM

 

 

9:30AM-9:45AM

 

9:45AM-10:00AM

 

10:00AM-10:15AM

Concurrent Paper Session #6

Session 6A

An Interactive Planetarium Database – K. Brandt

 

Creating a 100-Show Roster – D. Smith

 

 

Fighting Inertia – Changing Careers at Every Life Stage – J. Mogerman

 

Building Teacher Self-Efficacy Through Professional Learning Opportunities – P. Seaton, V. Fulton

 

Planetarium Community Collaborations – Building Audiences and Expanding Horizons – S. Laatsch

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So You Think You Want to Host a Multi-Region Planetarium Conference  – A. Green

 

Creating the To-Night Show: Bringing Comedy News to the Dome – S. Mitchell

 

Concerts Under the Stars – E. Hromi

 

Harry Potter Science Saturday – C. Holmberg

 

Tips and Tricks for Space Science Events

J. Greenhouse

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lambert A-D

10:25AM-11:45AM

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

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

11:45AM-12:45PM

Lunch

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

12:15PM-1:15PM

Story Telling, Door Prizes

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

1:15PM-1:30PM

Passing of the Banners & Adjournment

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom A-C

1:30PM-11:59PM

Sponsor Hall Teardown

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

 

Saint Louis Science Center

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

2:15PM-2:30PM

Depart for Cahokia Mounds Post-Conference Tour (100 People Maximum)

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

(Dinner Included)

6:30PM

Depart Cahokia Mounds

Busses