GLPA Membership

GLPA offers membership to all individuals in any way connected with the operation of planetariums regardless of geographic location. Our members work in public and private schools, universities, museums, public planetaria, related businesses and more. Most of our members work in permanent planetariums, but GLPA includes a strong contingent of portables as well.


Membership runs from October 1 to September 30. Dues are payable at the time of the Autumnal Equinox.


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Membership Benefits...

  • Annual Conference (usually held in October) and published Proceedings
  • State Organizations and meetings
  • Quarterly GLPA Newsletter
  • Access to the Instructional Materials Library, which includes: past Proceedings, show kits, the Image Bank, Script Bank, TIPS Booklets, and Resource Materials, videos, and more.
  • Networking: contact information (see below) for your colleagues puts you in touch with people who are happy to share their ideas, experiences, and skills.

To browse a list of our members, log in and click on one of the links below. Once you are viewing the list of members, you can click on "Website Profile" next to a person's name to and then "Contact" to email them directly.

  • Current members: you will receive an empty form. Either enter terms to search for a subset of our members, or simply leave the form empty and click "Search".
  • Fellows: you will see a full list of all fellows, but if you want to view a subset of Fellows, click "Edit Search Criteria", enter terms to search for, and click "Search".
  • Honorary members: you will see a full list of Honorary members.
  • Galileo Award Winners: you will see a list of our members who have received our highest award, the Galileo Award.

Membership Options...

  • Regular ($20)
  • Senior ($10) [currently 65 or more years old and/or retired]
  • Student ($10) [currently enrolled full-time in a secondary school, college, or university]
  • Sponsors: people or organizations supportive of the purposes and activities of GLPA. Visit the Sponsor Information page for more information on how to sponsor GLPA. Note that it is no longer necessary for you to pay separately for your GLPA membership if you are a conference sponsor. However, please help us to update our database by submitting/renewing your complimentary membership on the Sponsor Membership page.
  • Honorary Life Member:  In recognition of a member's significant career contributions to planetarium education and the Great Lakes Planetarium Association. See the nomination form for more information.

Contact the GLPA Membership Chair with any Questions...

Paulette Epstein
Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Street
Detroit, MI  48202
(313) 577-8400, Ext. 435

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