“When I was growing up in a small Midwestern town, it was a big deal when my grandfather took me out to look at the stars and planets on a clear night,” says Chip. “ We did that often and I’ve been fascinated with our universe since then.”
Today Chip is bringing that fascination to planetariums throughout the United States. This Friday, he will be at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science meeting with a range of professionals and distributing a sampler of specially-composed music tracks for use in planetarium facilities.
It’s all part of the IMERSA Summit, a gathering sponsored by the International Planetarium Society. The annual gathering brings a variety of business, technology and science sectors together to help shape leading-edge developments in the world of planetariums.
School, university, museum and public facilities of all sizes will be represented from throughout the United States and from 30 other countries. The Summit’s main focus is how to create an “immersive” experience, placing audiences within the planetarium skies through a combination of music, film, special audio-visual effects and other technology.
“I’m excited to share the music and technology of Mannheim Steamroller with Summit participants. With our experience I know we can help create an authentic environment of the stars and planets for planetariums and all audiences,” says Chip.