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Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium (FOSP)

Help support the Planetarium by becoming a member!

Members of FOSP support the second largest planetarium in the state and science education within the Parkland College district; 100% of your membership fees are used by the Staerkel Planetarium to offset production costs.

"Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium" are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Free admission to public shows for one year
  • Free admission to "World of Science" lectures
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Skylines, the quarterly members' electronic newsletter

Membership rates:

Sustaining - $180
Parkland students/faculty/staff - $35
Seniors - $35
Individual membership - $40
Family (seniors/students/faculty/staff) - $60
Family membership - $65

Joining FOSP is easy!

Simply send us your name, mailing address, daytime phone number, the names of the people in your family (for family memberships), email address, and a check for the appropriate amount above made out to "Parkland College." You may also complete a form in our lobby. It is helpful if you let us know whether this is a new membership or renewal. Once we receive your information, we will mail you your membership card. Consider a gift membership for someone special!

Send to:
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
c/o Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821