Let APS Know It's Time to Reopen the Planetarium
The David M. Brown Planetarium, c. 2020.

Please ask the Arlington County School Board to restore funding for the planetarium, including hiring a new director. The School Board will finalize its budget for the 2022-2023 school year on Thursday, May 12. If they realize the importance of this facility to our community, they may be able to craft a fiscally responsible solution that addresses the many needs of our students. The Friends are asking the School Board to fund one science teacher to motivate over 25,000 students a year to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Friends have offered to assist with the other operating costs. In addition, the APS Science Advisory Committe has also asked the School Board to re-open the Planetarium because of its clear and measurable benefits to students.

How to Contact the Arlington County School Board

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You can use this template letter, which is based on one prepared by the International Planetarium Society. If you want to write your own, here are some suggestions you might want to include

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