Annual Conference

2022 GLPA Conference

October 18-22, 2022 in Buffalo, New York

The conference will be split between the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at SUNY Buffalo State College, the Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium, and the conference hotel.

The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium seats up to 48 visitors under its 35-foot dome, and features a Spitz SciDome 4K digital projection system, a Zeiss ZKP4 opto-mechanical star projector, an AVI SkyLase laser system, and ChromaCove LED lighting system. The Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium features a 30-foot Astro-Tec dome, a Sky-Skan Definiti fulldome system, an RGB Sky-Lase, and a Spitz A5 star projector.

  • Proposals for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are due by May 1st. Please fill out the submission form if you are interested in leading.
  • Proposals for Workshops, Panel Discussions, and Short Courses are due by May 7th. Please fill out the submission form if you are interested in leading.

2023 GLPA Conference

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June 20-24, 2023 in Kingsport, Tennessee

This “Stars for All” national planetarium conference will be held at Bays Mountain Park, a 3,650 acre nature park and planetarium located on Bays Mountain in Kingsport, Tennessee. Founded in 1971, it features a 44 acre lake and 40 miles of hiking trails, a nature center with a planetarium theater, fire tower, and animal habitats.

Bays Mountain Planetarium houses a 40-foot diameter Astro-Tec dome with 98 seats, a Zeiss ZKP-4 optical star projector, and a 6-channel digital projection system using Zeiss VELVET LED projectors.



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