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Planetarian, the professional journal of the IPS, is published quarterly. Subscription is a membership benefit.


Access to the current issue of Planetarian is a member-only benefit. Please login to the site and use the link under Members Only.

 For all other issues, go to Planetarian Archives.

In addition to being available for download in pdf format, printed back issues also are available; see the publications overview page for details.

Non-members may purchase the current issue for $9.00 plus $1.50 postage by contacting the editor.

Print ISSN 0090-3213

Online ISSN 2333-9063

Planetarian is indexed through EBSCO Host

Executive Editor

Sharon Shanks
484 Canterbury Lane
Boardman, Ohio 44555 USA +1 (330) 783-9341 

Advertising Coordinator

Dr. Dale Smith
BGSU Planetarium, 104 Overman Hall
Physics &Astronomy Dept
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 USA
+1 (419) 372-8666
+1 (419) 372 9938 fax

Final Deadlines: Advertising and Text

March: January 21
June: April 21
September: July 21
December: October 21

Membership (how to join)

  • Associate members: No Dues. For those in emerging communities.
  • Individual members: Dues are US $65/year or US $100 for two years.
  • Institutional members: Dues are US $125/year.
  • Corporate membership is designed for vendors and is US $225/year.
  • Individual Employed by Institutional or Corporate Member: Dues are US $40/year.
  • Business Associate members: Dues are US $25/year. For small 1-2 employee businesses performing outreach.
  • Student/Career Starter members: Dues are US $25/year. For those in their first three years as planetarians.
  • Senior/Emeritus/Retired members: Dues are US $50/year or US $80 for two years.

Library subscriptions for Planetarian are available at US $50/year.


Membership Requests and Address Changes

Direct to: Ann Bragg, Treasurer and Membership Chair
Anderson Hancock Planetarium, Marietta College
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750 USA

Guidelines for Contributors

Advertising Guidelines and Rate Sheet

Cumulative Index

A long, but free, Planetarian index from Vol. 1-1 through Vol. 37-3 (September 2008)

Selected Articles Online

An electronic repository containing selected articles that have appeared in the Planetarian through the years.

The Collected PARTYcles

about ips | find a planetarium | officers

International Planetarium Society, Inc | c/o Ann Bragg, Treasurer | Marietta College, 215 Fifth Street | Marietta, Ohio 45750 USA