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Support the Pretlow Planetarium

The Pretlow Planetarium has been a part of Old Dominion University since 1968, and we've been there for many changes across campus. Our formal education has helped thousands of ODU students complete their general science requirements in the Planetarium as part of our Introductory Astronomy courses. Even more impressive is the dedication the people of Hampton Roads have shown for our free, public shows. These twice weekly shows continue to enlighten the audience of what's currently happening in the world of astronomy.

The support from our community is ever expanding and continues to impress us. In 2014, our annual attendance at our various public events was just over 2,700. Now, in 2018, we are on course to have over 9,000 people visit the Pretlow Planetarium!

As we continue to move forward, we have big plans for your neighborhood planetarium. We ask for your support of the formal and informal educational missions of the Planetarium. We encourage anyone who is willing to help us to improve this unique educational experience for future generations.

If you have any questions about donations made to the Pretlow Planetarium, or would like to discuss how your support could be targeted toward a specific program area or activity, please contact the Planetarium Director, Justin Mason, at jrmason@odu.edu or (757) 683-3865.



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Thank you for your generosity and your investment in the Old Dominion University's Pretlow Planetarium.