Dave Eicher to be keynote speaker at IPS in Beijing

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, May 12, 2014

Credit: International Planetarium Society
I’m delighted to say that I will be heading to the International Planetarium Society meeting in Beijing, China, June 21–28, 2014, to deliver a keynote talk on communicating astronomy on June 24.

The International Planetarium Society meets every two years and is the world’s association of planetarium professionals. Some 500 people are expected to attend the meeting.
Many thanks to Jin Zhu, director of the Beijing Planetarium, for his invitation, and thanks for the great hospitality from his colleague Ziping Zhang.

I also want to thank the International Planetarium Society, and especially its president, Thomas Kraupe, director of Planetarium Hamburg, for graciously extending the invitation.

I’ll be speaking about “Communicating Astronomy in the 21st Century,” in print, online, and in social media, and discussing how our entertainment-saturated culture has changed over the past generation, particularly with attracting young people to serious subjects.

I’ll also be talking about an exciting planetarium show project that I am developing along with some colleagues, and about popularizing space and astronomy at the upcoming Starmus Festival this fall in the Canary Islands.

If you will be in Beijing, I look forward to seeing you there!

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