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The Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) is a professional organization dedicated to supporting astronomy and space science education through planetaria, and offers membership to all individuals connected with the operation of planetariums regardless of geographic location.


2022 Annual Conference in Buffalo, New York

October 18-22 — Buffalo is known for wings and snow, but did you know that it used to be one of the richest cities in America? Along with impressive architecture, a rich Arts scene, and being less than 30 minutes to Niagara Falls, Buffalo is also known as "the City of Good Neighbors." Join us for the 58th annual GLPA conference and engage with delegates and sponsors, explore Buffalo and Niagara Falls, see how hot you like your wings! Register Now!
Membership Resources Planetarium Shows

GLPA Full Dome Show Kit: The StarGazer!


GLPA is an affiliate of the International Planetarium Society (IPS), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts).

GLPA is supported by a number of fine companies and organizations. To see the list of current GLPA Sponsors and explore their websites, please visit the GLPA Sponsors page. Their generosity has enriched the experiences of countless persons in the planetarium profession.