Welcome to the Great Lakes Planetarium Association's website. Use this site to join the organization or renew your membership. You can also register for conferences, network with other planetarians, and access and share tips, ideas, resources, and more.
New Members:  To join GLPA, click "Create New Account" in the left column. Once your new log-in account is approved, proceed to the Membership page.
New Vendors:  To begin, click "Create New Account" in the left column. Once your new log-in account is approved, proceed to the Conference page.
Current Members:  If you are already a GLPA member, then you have a log in account with this web site already. If you don't know your password, please use the "Request New Password" link in the left column. After typing in your email address, you will be sent an email with a one-time access link. If you encounter problems, please send an email to:
If you have any questions about the site, encounter problems, or wish to provide feedback or suggestions, feel free to fill out the Contact Us form or email


Thank You for Joining Us in Grand Rapids!

2015 Conference photo collage

The Golden Anniversary GLPA Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan was amazing! Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Public Museum staff for their hard work and stellar success hosting the conference.


Live from the Planetarium

LftP Graphic

This project is intended to help planetarians enhance their skills for presenting live planetarium programs. Planetarians submitted recordings  of their programs, and we compiled them in a 41 minute video. The video was originally distributed to GLPA members via DVD. Now the  video is available to everyone here on our web site. We hope you find this resource useful. 





Cosmic Colors ad
  • $300 for a full dome masters at 4K x 4K (need 1 TB hard drive)
  • $250 for full dome masters at 2K x 2K (need 500 GB hard drive)
  • $200 for full dome masters at 1K x 1K (need 100 GB hard drive)
For FullDome versions, each planetarium must ship an appropriate hard drive to GLPA. Show encoding is the responsibility of each planetarium.
  • $100 for traditional version with two discs -- a playable Cosmic Colors show DVD and a DVD data disc containing all-sky images, digital JPEG images, audio tracks, flattened video scenes, teacher guides, and documentation.