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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.

 NEW: Planetarian in many languages


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

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