AWARDS

The Great Lakes Planetarium Association is pleased to honor its members who stand out in the manner in which they uphold the Code of Ethics and advance the purposes of the organization. 

 

Galileo Award

[Nomination form is due on the Vernal Equinox to the Current GLPA President].

The  Galileo  Award,  which  is GLPA’s  highest  honor, recognizes  persons  of  exemplary  leadership  at  the  national  and/or international level. Persons nominated for this award need to have been a GLPA member in good standing for  at least ten  consecutive years. They  are persons who have done  exemplary work  within GLPA and have carried this work beyond our regional borders.

  Award Winners    Year 
 Dale Smith  2003
 Jeanne Bishop  2004
 Gary Tomlinson  2007
 Gary Sampson  2008
 April Whitt  2008
 Susan Button  2009
 Chuck Beuter  2012
 David Weinrich  2014
 Von Del Chamberlain   2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A full list of Galileo Award winners can also be found here: Galileo Award recipients.

 

Mentor Award

[Award Guidelines -- Nominations are due on the Vernal Equinox to the Membership Chair].

GLPA's newest award -- The  Mentor Award -- honors those who spend great effort and countless hours on mentoring students and/or others in the planetarium field.

Award Winners  Year 
 Gregg & Barb Williams    2014
 Dale Smith  2014
 Dave DeBruyn  2015
 Ron Kaitchuck  2015
 Sheldon Schafer  2015

 

Service Award

[Award Guidelines -- Nominations are due on the Vernal Equinox to the Membership Chair].

The GLPA Service Award recognizes exceptional and/or long-term service to the Great Lakes Planetarium Association. 

  Award Winners    Year 
 David Parker  1997
 Mitch Luman  2002
 David DeRemer  2011
 John Schroer  2014
 Waylena McCully  2014
 Geoff Holt  2015

 

Honorary Life Member

[Nomination form is due on the Vernal Equinox to the Membership Chair].

Honorary Life Membership is awarded for exemplary career contributions to planetarium education and the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.

Browse a full list of Honorary Life Members.

 

Fellow of GLPA

[Nomination form is due on the Vernal Equinox to the Membership Chair].

The Fellow of GLPA award recognizes a member's professional status and significant contributions to the Great Lakes Planetarium Association.

Browse a full list of GLPA Fellows.