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Joining the British Association of Planetaria

If you're interested in setting up a planetarium or you’re associated with a planetarium in the UK or Ireland which isn’t currently a member of BAP, then why not join us?

Joining BAP is a straightforward process. Annual membership costs £40 for individuals and £100 for Organisations, payable by cheque, BACS, or directly on the website via PayPal.

Benefits of membership:

  • Inclusion of your planetarium or astronomy-related resource onn the BAP website (
  • Increased visibility of your organisation through active promotion and advertising through BAP
  • Access to the BAP members’ area of the website which offers additional resources and includes the facility to update your planetarium details as displayed on this website
  • Access to the BAP '' message boards where you can ask questions and get quick answers from the rest of the BAP membership
  • Reduced ticket price for the yearly BAP Conference in September, a great event for networking, CPD, upgrading equipment and seeing the newest dome content and tech from vendors
  • Free entry for planetarium professionals to many of the larger BAP planetaria thus encouraging visits between professionals (venue must be notified in advance)
  • Easy and direct access to a large network of planetarium professionals
  • Representation at the International Planetarium Society (IPS) through affiliate membership of the BAP
  • 200 Free Moon calendars to distribute how you wish e.g. schools or visiting groups as an educational astronomy resource
  • Participation in annual BAP meetings and events such as conference, 'mini-BAPS', masterclasses and socials

Recent feedback from our members:

“I never appreciated the invaluable support that BAP provides… It makes a real difference to be able to meet up with like-minded individuals all tackling the same sort of issues.”

“After attending the BAP meeting over the past two days I have to say it was a truly brilliant meeting… one of the best meetings I’ve been to… ever!”

“The organisation was most impressive as was the programme and I can’t believe anyone went away disappointed.”

“I really hope I will be able to attend the BAP conference in the future and it would be really nice to meet up with some of the people who befriended me and made me feel really welcome.”

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