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|The Value of Education in the Planetarium|
Value the Planetarium
Some planetariums, especially those located in public schools, often find themselves on the budget cut list as institutions struggle to balance funding with expenses.
Others know that they need to upgrade to replace failing equipment to provide the best educational experience available.
Realizing that these literal life and death struggles for the continuance of a planetarium exist, IPS has produced a White Paper titled The Value of Education in the Planetarium.
Beyond these scenarios, this document can be shared with teachers to help them justify use planetariums located outside of schools as educational resources; can be given to anyone who does not know what a planetarium is (ordinary citizens, parents, journalists, public officials); and to simply expand the awareness of planetariums everywhere.
The document may be downloaded and copied as needed. There also is a one-page version can be handy to distribute at meetings with many people. The goals of these documents are:
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST:
Never hesitate to contact any of the IPS officers if you feel that a letter of support from IPS would help your case. You also can write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, or complete a Contact Us request.