Phil Sadler Awarded IPS Technology and Innovation Award

August 19, 2014
Phil Sadler Awarded IPS Technology and Innovation Award

Phil Sadler was honored this week at the International Planetarium Society meeting in Beijing China. He received the 2014 Technology and Innovation Award.The award is given to recognize an individual or institution, “…whose technology and/or innovations in the planetarium field have been, through the years, utilized or replicated by other members and/or planetariums.” In 1977, Sadler invented the Starlab portable planetarium while a middle school math and science teacher. These inflatable planetariums are now in use by thousands of museums and school systems throughout the world reaching millions of children yearly. Our astronomy department has its own which is used by CfA staff and students visiting schools, local teachers, and by Sadler for teaching Astronomy 2.

http://www.ips-planetarium.org/?page=awardees

Starlab: http://starlab.com/about-us/

See also: Faculty, Prizes, 2014, August