Staff members of the Detroit Science Center's Dassault Systemes Planetarium (including Manager Jenny Pon, Technical Coordinator John Potts, Animator Kevin Bindschadler, Education Coordinator John Schroer, and IMAX Chief Projectionist/videographer Pete Herb) attended the Spring Meeting of the Michigan State Chapter of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association. The trip to Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Public Museum was accompanied by a amazing lightning show to the south as we traveled west. Activities at the State meeting included presentations on social media, planetarium show productions, and the history of planetariums, astronomy and telescopes. Discussions on planetarium and educational issues also took place. Images by Pete Herb.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum - we highly recommend taking the time to visit!
Astronomers don't always travel via jet pack - sometimes they just cross the street like the rest of us!
Let's eat lunch! Astronaut ice-cream for dessert anybody?