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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

Concourse A

Lambert CD

Lambert AB

Lindbergh AB

5:45PM-7:00PM

Welcome Reception

Airport Renaissance Hotel

7:15PM-8:15PM

Sponsor Showcase #1

TBD

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Dome Village

Concourse B-D

8:15PM-9:15PM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse B-D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

9:00PM-Midnight

Karaoke & Cash Bar

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

       

 

WEDNESDAY  11 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:15AM-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-10:15AM

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

GLPA

MAPS

SEPA

WAC (GPPA, PPA, RMPA, SWAP)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

 

Concourse A

Lambert CD

Lambert AB

Lindbergh AB

9:45AM-10:15AM

Coffee Break

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Atrium Outside Concourse A-D

10:15AM-11:15AM

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

11:15AM-12:15PM

Lunch (Exec Board Meetings if needed)

(Special Interest Group Meetings)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

12:30PM-3:30PM

 

12:30PM-3:00PM

 

 

 

12:30PM-3:30PM

 

 

12:30PM-1:30PM

 

 

12:30PM-1:30PM

 

2:00PM-3:00PM

 

 

2:00PM-3:00PM

After Lunch Master Class/Workshop/ Panel Session

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

 

Fulldome Videography and Photography Master Course (Master Course)

 

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

 

Making STEM Attainable for All (Panel)

 

Live Interactive Presenter Training (Workshop)

 

Revenue Generation with Your Planetarium (Panel)

Airport Renaissance Hotel

 

Lindbergh AB

 

 

 

Lambert AB

 

 

Lambert CD

 

 

Concourse A

 

Lambert CD

 

 

Concourse A

3:30PM-4:30PM

Transfer to Saint Louis Science Center

Busses (Drop off at 5050 Oakland Building)

4:40PM-6:10PM

Sponsor Showcase #2

TBD

OMNIMAX ® Theater

6:15PM-8:15PM

Constellation Cocktails

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Constellation Shootout!

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

8:15PM-9:30PM

Fulldome Show Screening #1

TBD

 

 

 

 

TBD

James S. McDonnell Planetarium StarBay

8:15PM-9:15PM

 

 

OMNIMAX ® Theater

8:30PM-9:30PM

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

Penthouse Ballroom

       

 

THURSDAY 12 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:30AM-8:30AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

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

Concourse A

9:30AM-9:45AM

Coffee Break and Transfer

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Atrium Outside Concourse A-D

9:45AM-11:20AM

Sponsor Showcase #3

TBD

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Dome Village

Concourse B-D

11:30AM-12:30PM

Concurrent Paper Session #1

TBD

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Lambert AB

Lambert DC

Concourse A

12:30PM-1:30PM

Lunch

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

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

1:40PM-2:45PM

Sponsor Showcase #4

TBD

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

2:45PM-3:30PM

Poster Papers with Refreshments

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Atrium Outside Concourse A-D

3:35PM-4:35PM

Concurrent Paper Session #2

TBD

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Lambert AB

Lambert DC

Concourse A

4:40PM-5:10PM

IPS 2018 Invitation

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

5:10PM-6:15PM

Astronomy Update Lecture

Ron Kaitchuck

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse A

6:15PM-7:15PM

Dinner

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

7:30PM-8:45PM

Concurrent Paper Session #3

TBD

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Lambert AB

Lambert DC

Concourse A

8:45PM-9:45PM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse B-D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

9:30PM-12:30AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

 

FRIDAY 13 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

7:15AM-8:15AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

8:00AM-9:30AM

Delegate Check In

Airport Renaissance Hotel

8:15AM-9:15AM

Sponsor Hall Time

Last Chance Dome Village

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse B-D

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

9:15AM-10:45AM

Regional Business Meetings/Quorums

SWAP

SEPA

RMPA

PPA

MAPS

GPPA

GLPA

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Lindbergh AB

Concourse A

Clayton

Truman

Lambert AB

Lambert  CD

Renaissance Ballroom

11:00AM-11:30AM

Grab Box Lunch and Transfer to McDonnell Planetarium

(Dome Village must be down by 11:15)

Busses

11:30AM-12:00PM

Group Photo

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

12:15PM-2:00PM

Sponsor Showcase #5

TBD

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

2:00PM-3:00PM

Paper Session #4 in the Dome

TBD

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

3:00PM-5:00PM

Fulldome Show Screening #2

TBD

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

StarBay

3:00-5:00PM

Special Exploration Time

 

Explore

Saint Louis Science Center

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 Hotel

Concourse Ballroom

8:00PM-9:00PM

Regional Awards

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom

9:00PM-10:00PM

Nobel/Spitz/Keynote Lecturer

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom

10:00PM-1:00AM

Hospitality Suite

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Penthouse Ballroom

       

 

SATURDAY  14 October 2017

 

 

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

8:00AM-9:00AM

Breakfast Buffet

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Renaissance Ballroom

9:00AM-10:00AM

Sponsor Hall Time

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Orly A & B

Gatwick A & B

Heathrow A & B

9:00AM-10:00AM

Concurrent Paper Session #5 (if needed)

TBD

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Lambert AB

Lambert DC

Concourse Ballroom

10:15AM-11:30AM

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

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom

11:30AM-12:30PM

Lunch

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom

12:15PM-1:15PM

Story Telling, Door Prizes

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom

1:15PM-1:30PM

Passing of the Banners & Adjournment

Airport Renaissance Hotel

Concourse Ballroom

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