Become a Supernova Partner ($100,000)

Supernovas are one of the most remarkable displays of energy witnessed by humankind. These incredibly powerful bursts mark the end of a massive star’s life, releasing an enormous amount of energy into the universe. Such explosions can profoundly influence other celestial bodies and play a significant role in initiating the stellar life cycle once again.

By becoming a Supernova Partner and joining the Shiras Institute and the State of Michigan, you’ll join an exclusive group who have made a massive impact on the planetarium’s longevity.

Supernova Partner Perks:

    • You get to choose any astronomical object you want within our “Shiras Planetarium Digital Universe,” and it will be featured most prominently.


    • Your name and logo will be featured on our website’s page of Supernova Partners and on a plaque in the hallway of the planetarium’s entrance.


    • You will be recognized at our re-opening ceremony, both verbally and in print, to be held after the completion of the universe project.


    • You will receive an exclusive Shiras Planetarium vinyl sticker, two t-shirts, and four season passes for admission to any of our shows for three full years.


    • Upon completion of the universe project, you’ll also be able to download/print off a digital certificate that highlights your astronomical object and commemorates your contribution.