The current Membership List (25 K) is available on line and is updated regularly.
The current PPA newsletter/journal is called the Great Western Observer (GWO) and is a combined effort of four organizations: PPA, RMPA, GLPA and SWAP (Links below). See all past and current issues of GWO at the Great Western Observer website or at the SWAP Resource Page.
Before 2002, the PPA journal/newsletter was called Panorama and links to
past issues as well as selected PPA Conference Proceedings are below.
Read the Summer '99 Edition of Panorama.
Read the Proceedings of the Desert Skies Conference.
Read the Summer '00 Edition of Panorama.
Read the Fall '00 Meeting Minutes at Texas 2000.
Read the Texas 2000 Proceedings (pdf file - 1.9 MB).
Read the Summer '01 Edition of Panorama (pdf file - 688 KB).
Read the Fall 2001 Proceedings.
Read the Fall 2001 PPA Regional Meeting Minutes.
There is also a PPA electronic mailing list moderated through Karl von Ahnen <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To Join PPA or Renew Membership
|To become a PPA member and take part in the benefits of our professional planetarium organization, pay the annual membership dues ($15) either by PayPal or write a check for $15, made out to Pacific Planetarium Association, and send it to Robert Pippin, PPA Treasurer, [address below]. Send e-mail to Bob Pippin <email@example.com>, or a cover note with your check, stating your name, address, telephone, and email address. You can use our convenient self-mailer. Click on the link at right to use Paypal. Check the Membership List above to confirm your membership status (see last line of your entry for the current "paid-through" date). If your membership has lapsed, send dues to Bob Pippin by check as described above.|
The Western Alliance of Planetariums held its most recent meeting July 22 - 26, 2012 in conjunction with IPS in Baton Rouge, LA, USA. For details, please visit the conference web site at http://www.wacdomes.org/. The next WAC meeting will be at the Alvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station KC, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, September 18 - 20, 2013. Details at http://www.wacdomes.org/2013/WAC2013.html.
You can find the web sites of other planetarium regionals at: