Paper Session #1

Paper Session #1

  • International Collaboration—It’s a Win-win Situation · Dave Weinrich, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
    Abstract: There’s a big wide world outside of our country’s borders and much that we can learn from our colleagues in other nations. You don’t necessarily even need to leave home. The paper includes an update on the Ghana Planetarium, five years after its establishment.
  • Evansville’s New Planetarium – The Koch Immersive Theater · Mitch Luman, Koch Immersive Theater, Evansville, IN
    Abstract: When it opens in early 2014, Evansville’s new Koch Immersive Theater will be more than the sum of its parts. This newly constructed full dome theater, which touts a 40-foot tilted Astro-Tec dome, 4K x 4K Digistar 5 projection system and technology provided by Bowen Technovation, will be a fitting replacement for the community that provided Indiana with its first planetarium. This paper provides an inside look at the design and construction of a museum project that was more than 9 years in the making.
  • Combine Art and Comet ISON · Dayle Brown, Pegasus Productions, South Bend, IN
    Abstract: Somewhere in your world there is an artist who would love to put together an exhibit of Comet Art. As part of Chuck Bueter’s COMET FESTIVAL I am doing just that. The art exhibit will be held in the Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN. An art exhibit will bring a whole new audience to your planetarium.
  • Stories Among the Stars · April S. Whitt, Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, GA
    Abstract: Fernbank Science Center and the Southern Order of Storytellers collaborated on a fundraiser to benefit both groups. We provided the science, and they brought the stories.
  • Planetarium Mash-Up for Adult Swim event 2/25/13 · Deb Lawson, SpaceQuest Planetarium, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
    Abstract: This presentation will offer information about this inaugural fund-raising event for the museum and planetarium. I’ll explain how we got involved, decided on a topic and what we gained – facility exposure and appeal to new demographic, financial gain, new option for adult corporate and event rentals, etc.