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We connect planetarians and encourage their growth. Here’s how:
Provide Professional Development
We share best practices for using planetariums as an educational setting.
Encourage Diversity and Inclusivity
We incorporate accessible accommodations to promote an inclusive environment for all planetarians.
Build a Network
We provide opportunities for members to grow with the planetarium community.
Founded in 1965, the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) is a professional organization dedicated to supporting astronomy and space science education through planetaria. Click to learn more about our history.
While we target our efforts toward professionals in the Great Lakes region of the United States, we welcome membership from anyone connected to the planetarium industry, regardless of where they call home.
Our members work (or have worked) in various fields including public and private schools, universities, museums, and even as industry vendors. We support these professionals with publications, annual conferences, educational resources, and various other initiatives.