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Carolina Association of Planetarium Educators (CAPE)

2015 Annual Conference South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC

You are invited to the 11th annual meeting of the Carolina Association of Planetarium Educators (CAPE). Planetarians outside of NC and SC are welcome, too. Registration will begin at 12:00 on Monday afternoon, August 24 and conclude at 4:00 on Tuesday afternoon, August 25.

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Conference Handouts:

Liz Klimek, Planetarium Manager South Carolina State Museum, will be your host for this 1½ day conference. We hope to welcome many of you to Columbia, SC, to share ideas and for networking. For more information, please contact Liz Klimek <liz.klimek@scmuseum.org> or 803-898-4985.

Conference Registration and Presentation Proposal:

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Schedule:

Lunch Speaker:

We are thrilled to have retired astronaut Clay Anderson come speak at lunch on Tuesday, Aug. 25th. Anderson flew on STS-117 and STS-131 and served as Science Officer aboard the ISS for 5 months as part of Expedition 15. He is currently traveling around the country to promote his inspiring book, "The Ordinary Spaceman" (http://astroclay.com/), which I invite you to check out. He has recently spoken at the Boston Museum of Science, the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA, and Johnson Space Center. Our gift shop does not sell his book, so you would have to obtain a copy in advance if you would like Clay to autograph it.

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Conference Photos (Click on image for high resolution photo)
The larger versions of "normal" images are about 2.5 MB. The large version of the Dome image is 9MB.

Group Photo - 1 CAPE 2015 Full Dome Photo

Parking:

Accommodations:

There are several hotels within walking distance of the museum, but they're rather pricey, being in the downtown area. If you are able to drive, there are several hotels in the surrounding area, within a few miles of the museum. The airport has several options and is about 6.5 miles away. I've been told to avoid the Bush River Road area, which apparently is rather sketchy.

Hyatt in the Vista
The museum gets a special group rate ($134/night, parking included) with Hyatt in the Vista:

If you would like to take advantage of this, contact David Erbacher and mention that you will be attending CAPE at the South Carolina State Museum. His contact info is:

Staybridge Suites
The Staybridge Suites has offered a special rate of $119/night. This rate includes breakfast, dinner (though dinner will also be provided at the museum Monday night), and parking. It's conveniently located about 3/4 of a mile down the street from the museum. Mention that you are attending CAPE when you are making your reservation.

Country Inn and Suites
The Country Inn and Suites seems to have good online reviews, though I don't have any direct experience with them:

Roommates:

If you are interested in locating a roomate, please add your information by clicking on this link. Please note that this document exists solely to help people connect with others who would like to share accommodations. Individuals are responsible for contacting each other and coordinating travel plans.


URL = http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/cape/CAPE2013/CAPE2015Columbia.html (August 2015)

Hosted at the DuPont Planetarium
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
803-641-3313