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Web Extra: The planetarium worlds hit China

Editor David J. Eicher captured many stunning sights while at the International Planetarium Society meeting in Beijing, from stunning new shows to an ancient observatory.
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Not all the time at the 2014 IPS meeting was spent indoors. Here, the West Hall at the Temple of Heaven in the southeastern part of central Beijing beckons tourists.
Astronomy: David J. Eicher
In the January 2015 issue of Astronomy, Editor David J. Eicher wrote about his trip to the 2014 International Planetarium Society (IPS) meeting at the Beijing Planetarium in China. He was a featured speaker, but his trip also reflected a longstanding close tie between the magazine and the planetarium field.

We didn’t have room for all the wonderful pictures he took, so here are nine more that should provide an extra bit of Chinese flavor.
All images: Astronomy: David J. Eicher
The elaborate opening ceremony at the 2014 International Planetarium Society (IPS) meeting at the Beijing Planetarium in China was colorful and imaginative.
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