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 a member's name, then click on "Contact" to e-mail them directly.

Membership Options...

  • Regular ($20)
  • Senior ($10) [currently 55 or more years old and 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.
  • 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).