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What is LaunchPad?

We created LaunchPad to support planetariums as you reopen and reengage your communities. Let us help you fill your theater and connect with your audience like never before. We designed this free program to make a lasting impact on the planetarium community. E&S is proud to roll out LaunchPad and keep building the future together.

LaunchPad resources areFREEto all planetariums. Join us today.

Stage One: Choose a Free Show License

To get things off the ground, choose your favorite of these fulldome productions. You will receive a free, full-resolution show license to use for the next few months.  
Mars One Thousand One show poster

Mars: One Thousand One

32-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Version
3-Month Term

Beyond the Sun show poster

Beyond the Sun

25-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Version
4-Month Term

In partnership with
Birth of Planet Earth show poster

Birth of Planet Earth

27-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Version
3-Month Term

Stage One: Choose a Free Show License

To get things off the ground, choose your favorite of these fulldome productions. You will receive a free, full-resolution show license to use for the next few months.  
Mars One Thousand One show poster

Mars: One Thousand One

32-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Verison
3-Month Term

Beyond the Sun show poster

Beyond the Sun

25-Minutes
Fulldome or Flatscreen Verison
4-Month Term

In partnership with
Birth of Planet Earth show poster

Birth of Planet Earth

27-Minute Version
Fulldome or Flatscreen Verison
3-Month Term

The Countdown Has Begun!

The Countdown Has Begun!

Stage Two: Attend Ground School

After your successful liftoff, join us for a full slate of interactive workshops designed to help you fine-tune your skills. Industry professionals and planetarium community leaders are ready to work with you on digital marketing campaigns and analytics, team training for the dome, grant-writing and fundraising best practices, and more. 

Join us for the first LaunchPad Ground School on June 15

Social Media Momentum

Effective Social Media Campaigns

Learn to tailor your social media campaigns to reach your target audience, engage them, and inspire them to action
with fresh ideas and best practices to share. 

🎙  Matthew Allred, Michael McConville

📅  June 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. EDT

The Stars of
Your Show 

Team Training for the Dome

Those working in your planetarium are your greatest resource. We will collaborate with you to develop a custom plan for training planetarium staff and volunteers.

🎙 Michael McConville

📅 TBD

Ask & Receive 

Grant-Writing & Fundraising

Our experts help you navigate the intricacies of fundraising and grant-writing, such as identifying grant sources, writing effective applications, and setting realistic objectives and goals. We will work together to uncover and maximize your funding options.  

🎙 Zachary Noyce, Michael McConville

📅  TBD

By the Numbers

Analytics-Powered Decisions 

We will explore how web, social, and in-person analytics can drive capital improvements, budget requests, and inform marketing and scheduling decisions. 

🎙  Michael McConville

📅  TBD

Upcoming Ground School Topics

Home and
the Dome
 

Planetarium and
the Community
 

Stars on Stage 

Night Sky Show
Best Practices
 

Maximize
the Ask

Writing Effective RFP’s 

Are You Ready for Liftoff?

Stage Three: Access Collateral & Training Library

Stay in orbit with access to free marketing collateral for fulldome shows and a video archive of all LaunchPad interactive workshops. 

Sign Up to Access

Sign Up to Be a LaunchPad Cadet! 

LaunchPad resources are free to all planetariums.

Sign Up to Be a LaunchPad Cadet!