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1. A member of the professional staff of a planetarium.
2. An inhabitant of a planet.

plan′e·tar′i·an adj.
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On December 31, 1993 declaration of PUP (Planetarian Union of Palindromy; pup means 'navel' in Ukrainian) was written in Lviv.
(180.) Tomain, supra note 19, at 1134 (quoting Sarah Krakoff, Planetarian Identity Formation and the Relocalization of Environmental Law, 64 Fla.
Pratt, "Yet Another Eclipse for Herod," The Planetarian 19, no.
Perhaps, too, this is what Heller means when she refers to a contemporary ethics as the 'consciousness of reflected generality', in which our 'here and now' is no longer identified only with humankind in its here and now, but also with what she terms planetarian consciousness, in which responsibility by us in the recognition of our foibles is at its core.
"Toward a Methodology for Informal Astronomy Education Research." Planetarian 36, no.
Their old movemental character was kept, but it was shifted to handle the political and societal system in such a manner that the old planetarian context was substituted for the movemental character of societal progress and transformative political unity.
In our "planetarian" era, the entire human community could be subjected to the universal and totalitarian domination of a culture subjected entirely to modern science and technology.
Appeals to solidarity beyond the nation (to a "planetarian" identity) or the species (to Aldo Leopold's "land community") are better described as aspirational sketches than achievements.
STEVE TIDEY ( is an associate editor of Planetarian, the journal of the International Planetarium Society.
As a virtual planetarian, I don't use a pointer during my tours; a mouse moves a cursor across the sky.
This article is an update of earlier versions that appeared in the Planetarian (December 1993) and Griffith Observer (July 1996).
Allen, from the Dayton Museum of Natural History, warned readers of The Planetarian that planetariums across the country would probably face a more intense barrage of alignment inquiries by the time a five-planet line-up in Aries, the Ram, with the Sun and the two-day-old waxing crescent Moon takes over the daytime sky on May 5, A.D.