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2013 Workshop Proposals
The 2013 Great Lakes Planetarium Conference will be in Peoria, Illinois on October 16 – 19th. At this time, we are asking potential workshop presenters to contact us, so that we can get our conference registration materials out by the end of May. To propose a workshop, fill out the Workshop Submission Form by May 10th.
2012 GLPA Conference
The 48th annual GLPA Conference has come and gone. It was a huge success. Special thanks to Sue and Buck Batson and their team for a wonderful conference!
These conference photographs illustrate just a few of the conference's many highlights. Additional photographs will appear in the winter issue of the GLPA Newsletter (which will be completed in early December) and all photographs will be included on the Conference Proceedings CD (which should be mailed out in late-January of 2013).
You can also continue to watch the recorded video clips of portions of the conference by visiting our Conference Video Streaming Page.
All photographs were taken by Dan Goins.
Cosmic Colors show kit ordering information:
$300 for a full dome masters at 4K x 4K (need 1 TB hard drive)
$250 for full dome masters at 2K x 2K (need 500 GB hard drive)
$200 for full dome masters at 1K x 1K (need 100 GB hard drive)
For FullDome versions, each planetarium must ship an appropriate hard drive to GLPA. Show encoding is the responsibility of each planetarium.
$100 for traditional version with two discs -- a playable Cosmic Colors show DVD and a DVD data disc containing all-sky images, digital JPEG images, audio tracks, flattened video scenes, teacher guides, and documentation.