Affiliate News & Updates

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Hope I got your attention.

The Great Plains Planetarium Association will hold a **free** informal meeting on Saturday, May 3rd at Wayne State College, in Wayne, NE Our host Todd Young has planned a nice day for us of demonstrations and programs. And we encourage you to bring things to show or demonstrate. Todd's projector is the SciDome HD, which is a full 2k system.

We already have sponsorships from Spitz and GPPA so that lunch and dinner are **free**.

Here's a general schedule:

Sat. May 3th:
  10:30 am - 11:30 am Arrival at the Wayne State College Campus
  11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch at WSC
  12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Tour of Campus
  1:30 pm - 2:20 pm GPPA business
  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm The SciDome HD system at WSC
  3:45 - 5:00 pm Using Audacity
  5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Other fulldome shows (brought from you, etc.)
  6:10 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner
  7:10 pm - 8:00 pm The planetarium as a teaching environment (open discussion)
  8:00 - ??? pm Hospitality Suite

Sun. May 4th:
  8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast at WSC
  9:45 am - 10:30 am Final thoughts/GPPA business
  10:30 am Departure

Todd suggests two motels in Wayne. "The Cobblestone Inn (402-833-1300), which will be about $85 a night (newer hotel with pool and I believe a breakfast, but I plan on supplying that anyway), or the Super 8 (402-375-4898), which will be about $55 a night. If we decide to use one exclusively, both places indicated that they could give us an even better rate."

Attending the conference is FREE for GPPA members. If not a member, remember dues are $10. You can barely eat at McDonalds for that. Contact me if you have questions.

Again, if you would like to give a workshop, give a talk, bring a program, contact Todd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

**You don't have to have fulldome to present or to attend. We are here to support the Planetariums of the Great Plains.**

**Come to Wayne and join us for the conversation, the food and the learning.**

Clear DARK Skies,

Jack Dunn - Mueller Planetarium - GPPA President