At the Copernicus Science Centre we believe that the world cannot change for the better without science, and that all such change – be it technological or social – begins with the individual. That means it starts with each and every one of us.
With our own individual sense of empowerment, our creativity, our boldness to ask questions and to think critically.
Visitors to Copernicus (including the adults!) rediscover how learning can be an amazing adventure – an experience accompanying us throughout our whole lives, and not just a privilege of childhood. To learn more about the Copernicus Science Centre, click here.


The International Planetarium Society is the global association of planetarium professionals. Its nearly 700 members come from 60 countries around the world. They represent schools, colleges and universities, museums, and public facilities of all sizes including both fixed and portable planetariums.

The primary goal of the Society is to encourage the sharing of ideas among its members through conferences, publications, and networking. By sharing their insights and creative work, IPS members become better planetarians.

To learn more about the IPS visit: http://www.ips-planetarium.org


  • Joanne Young IPS President

  • Thomas W. Kraupe IPS Past President

  • Shawn Laatsch IPS President-Elect

  • Lee Ann Hennig IPS Executive Secretary

  • Ann Bragg Ph.D. IPS Treasurer and Membership Chair

  • Jin Zhu Ph.D. IPS2014 Host

  • Robert Firmhofer Copernicus Science Centre Director

  • Monika Malinowska IPS2016 Project Manager

  • Maciej Ligowski Ph.D. IPS2016 Program Manager


  • Weronika Śliwa Ph.D. Chair of the IPS2016 Program Committee, Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium

  • Ryan Wyatt California Academy

  • Ian McLaennan Ian McLennan Consulting

  • Robin Sip Mirage3D

  • Mark SubbaRao Ph.D. Adler Planetarium

  • Rachel Thompson Perot Museum of Nature and Science

  • Jon Elvert Louisiana Art & Science Museum

  • Lars Lindberg Christensen European Southern Observatory

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