Join PPA or Renew


You can add a donation to support PPA projects such as our Mini Grant program.

Benefits of membership include:

    • PPA Google Group <> for members only enables you to receive occasional email updates as well as communicate with and ask questions of other PPA members,

    • supporting the quarterly online journal Great Western Observer,

    • annual conferences and collaboration with other planetarium regions,

    • Planetarians' Web Seminars held nearly monthly, and

  • most importantly, it is your way of being a professional in your field and joining in with colleagues from throughout our region in the western U.S.


When renewing your PPA membership, first check the PPA Membership List below to see your membership expiration year (1st column).

1-year to 5-year renewals can be made and the expiration is adjusted relative to the year that the payment is made after it is confirmed by the PPA Secretary/Treasurer.

Joining or renewing membership is a 2-step process:

  1. Pay the membership dues ($15/year) by either:

(a) preferred: use the "Add to Cart" button above to make credit card or PayPal payment, or

(b) write a check ($15/yr or $180 lifetime), made out to Pacific Planetarium Association Inc, and send it to Alan Gould, PPA Secretary/Treasurer, 1256 Spruce St, Berkeley CA 94709. See our convenient self-mailer for sending a check. If you have special instructions (e.g. if you are paying for someone else's membership), be sure to email the PPA Treasurer (Alan Gould <adgould{~at~}>) about that.

2. Fill out the PPA Membership Update Form to enter or update your membership information. The form allows you to designate information for public posting separate from private personal information. If you are renewing, you can see your public information in the membership list below and use the update form to notify us of changes and provide any secure private information you care to give as well.

List of Members updated by the PPA Secretary

(mostly based on PPA Membership Update Form submissions)

To update your info in the above table, you may use the

If your info in the PPA member list is mostly correct, you can just fill out required items, items that need change, and put "ok" in the fields that have not changed.

After filling out the form, email the PPA Secretary, mholt{~at~}, that you have requested change(s) through the form.