Documents for Planetarium/Science Museum Directors
The documents in this area are intended for other planetarium professionals
- Western Alliance Conference 2007 Photo Album.
Most pictures are from our tour of the Poker Flat Research Range north of
Fairbanks. Pictures from our Aurora watch night are on the Aurorae
my Beautiful Earth photo album.
- Astronomical Highlights of New South Wales IPS post-conference tour
- Western Alliance Conference 2007 talk This
is the slideshow I used for my talk at the WAC in Fairbanks, September 2007.
- Spitz Digital Institute 2007 "How
to" paper (PDF). This tutorial shows how to
fly from one planet to another and hover over a planet while it spins "below"
you using ATM4 to control Starry Night Dome with the Spitz SciDome system.
user will be able to fly to the planets without the wild swinging around
to face the Sun that Starry Night Dome does by default. The user will then
be able to hover over the planet starting at exactly the same time and elevation
as when/where the user arrived after the interplanetary flight.
Files referenced in tutorial and the ATM4 cue script
- IPS Planetarian March 2007 article. Article
was re-titled "Bakersfield
College: A first-person adventure in planetarium upgrades". The version
on this website includes a link to a star measurements table that was too
controversial to print.
- Justification for a Science Center in Kern
County (PDF). This is an excerpt of a larger white paper on the plans
for a new science center that would have a planetarium as the centerpiece.
This science center idea was shelved and the money was used to upgrade/remodel
the current planetarium instead. See the "IPS Planetarian March 2007
link above for details on the history of that project.
October 2, 2007
Webpage contact: Nick