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Planetarian, the professional journal of the IPS, is published quarterly by the International Planetarium Society. Subscription is a membership benefit.

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
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+1 (419) 372 9938 fax

Final Deadlines: Advertising and Text
March: January 21
June: April 21
September: July 21
December: October 21


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Ann Bragg, Treasurer and Membership Chair
Anderson Hancock Planetarium
Marietta College
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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

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