About GLPA

The Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) is a professional organization dedicated to supporting astronomy or space science education through planetaria, and offers membership to all individuals in any way connected with the operation of planetariums regardless of geographic location. GLPA is an affiliate of IPS (International Planetarium Society), NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), and IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts). Our members come from over 30 states, and at least 4 countries. They work in public and private schools, universities, museums, retired, and more.

As the oldest regional planetarium association, GLPA was established in 1965 at a 2-day organizational meeting of 75 participants in which Von Del Chamberlain was elected its first president. GLPA has supported its members and space science education ever since then with publications, annual conferences, and more. To learn more about the history of GLPA, check out the History Page.

To learn more about GLPA, explore our By-Laws and Position Statements (including Code of Ethics). To pose a question, visit our Contacts Page to find the best person within GLPA to contact.