September is Membership Month
Grand Re-opening of the Arlington Planetarium. Credit: Raphael Perrino.

With #APSBack2School, the Friends, like other community organizations, is ramping up our engaging STEM programming and reinvigorating our support for science education, both in and out of the classroom. None of which is possible without the participation of members like you. Please make joining or renewing part of your #back2school routine, along with purchasing school supplies and checking out fall fashions.

While the Planetarium is closed for construction, the Friends must continue to advocate and fund-raise for this facility to ensure it will be an effective venue for science education when it reopens in fall 2022. Without access to full-dome experiences, the Friends must continue to inspire learners of all ages through astronomy programs, both virtual and in-person.

Please save the following dates and join us

Check your member newsletter and announcements for details of these and future events.

Throughout the 2021–2022 academic year, the Friends will provide professional development grants to Arlington STEM teachers. In spring 2022, the Friends will award the David M. Brown Memorial Scholarship to an APS high school senior pursuing a STEM degree. Your charitable dues and donations finance these opportunities.

Looking ahead to its 2020 re-opening next year, the Planetarium will need

Join us to make all of these things happen. Please write to us for more opportunities to get involved.

The Friends look forward to sharing an exciting year full of learning with you until the Planetarium re-opens in 2022.