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Friends of the MMSD Planetarium

Show your support for the MMSD Planetarium, become a "Friend"!

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To support the Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium and its mission to educate and inspire people of all ages in areas of astronomy and science in general. The Friends of the Planetarium is a small community of people who are interested in astronomy and interested in supporting the planetarium in a fun way. Money generated through donations will go toward improving the planetarium’s ability to carry out its mission. And in return, "Friends" get to participate in some special events, and receive other minor benefits.

Current upgrades planned for the planetarium:

  • new seats (Done! We couldn't have done it without support from people like you!)
  • digital planetarium projector (Done!)
  • new lighting system (Done!)
  • acoustical wall coverings


  • Express your support of the planetarium
  • Reduced ticket prices for public planetarium programs for that calendar year
  • Invitation to "Friends-Only" special events

Donation Amounts:

  • $10 - student
  • $25 - individual
  • $50 - family (immediate family members)

How to become a Friend of the MMSD Planetarium:

Fill out the Online Friends Form. Then, either mail your check to the planetarium, or pay via credit card.

If paying by check, please mail it to the following address:

MMSD Planetarium
201 S Gammon Rd
Madison, WI 53717

After becoming a Friend:

We will add you to our Friends email list. You will receive email updates on special events, and invitations to special "Friends-Only" events. When you attend a Friends Only event, you may bring anyone covered by your membership, and one guest.