Security Notice

In today’s day and age we are seeing security threats become more sophisticated than ever before.

Despite our best efforts, internet scammers are relentless in their pursuit to scam individuals. The focus of their efforts is collecting sensitive data (e.g., payment credentials) for monetary gain and/or identity theft.

Shiras Planetarium is an entity of Marquette Area Public Schools and is located within Marquette Senior High School. Below you will find information about our organization to verify the authenticity of our social media profiles, internet domains, email communications, payment descriptors and more. When in doubt, reach out!

Social Media

Please ensure that you’re only receiving information from official profiles on social media platforms.

These accounts officially represent Shiras Planetarium on social media:

These accounts officially represent Marquette Senior High School on social media:

These accounts officially represent Marquette Area Public Schools on social media:

Internet Domains

Please ensure that you’re only transmitting sensitive information on our official websites.

Shiras Planetarium has registration of and administrates the following domain names:


In addition, Shiras Planetarium partners with top-rated services to help manage event tickets, securely process payments, and assist in sending out marketing communications under these domain names:

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Marquette Area Public Schools has registration of and administrates the following domain names:


The lock icon in a browser’s address bar indicates that the connection between you and our website is encrypted. This means that the connection is secure and cannot be intercepted or eavesdropped upon.

Email Communications

Please ensure that you’re only clicking on links and transmitting sensitive information in email communications that originate from our official or partner domain names listed in the above section.

All of our email communications implement SPF, DKIM, and DMARC. These are email authentication methods that help prevent spam, phishing, and other email security risks. These methods verify that emails come from the domain name they claim to originate from. Cloudflare provides an excellent article with more info.

Image shows the SPF, DKIM, and DMARC email headers as displayed in Gmail.

You can verify the authenticity of an email by checking the SPF, DKIM, and DMARC email headers in many popular email providers, like Gmail.

Payment Descriptors

Please ensure that charges are from our official payment processors.

Shiras Planetarium utilizes Stripe to process ticket transactions and any donations. These charges should show on your bank or credit card statements as “PLANETARIUM – MAPS”, but may be truncated or displayed in an altered way depending on your financial institution. Please check with them if you have any questions.

Please contact our webmaster and technician, Jacob Phillips, via email at [email protected] or send us a message through our Contact Form if you have any additional questions or concerns. Thank you!