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The Shiras Planetarium is currently fundraising for new seating, a replacement full dome projection system, new cove lighting, a laser system, upgraded sound system and other upgrades. We are working to raise over $1,600,000 to keep the space fully functioning and allow it to thrive for years to come. Marquette Area Public Schools is committed to spending at least $100,000 on these upgrades. In addition, every dollar raised in the planetarium stays in the planetarium. We are seeking public partners to join us in our mission to offer high quality S.T.E.A.M. programming to our entire community for years to come.

The Shiras Planetarium is a part of Marquette Area Public Schools, a non-profit organization under IRS code 107. Donations can be made on this page. If you prefer, checks can be written to “Marquette Area Public Schools” with “Shiras Planetarium” listed on the memo line. You can mail your donation to the Shiras Planetarium at 1203 W. Fair Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.