Planetarium Support

SF State’s Astronomy faculty are widely recognized for their pioneering “exoplanet hunting” research conducted on campus and in partnership with NASA. Each year, more than 700 SF State students and nearly 1,500 Bay Area residents and K-12 students benefit from their expertise through classes and programs offered in SF State’s planetarium. Built in 1973, the planetarium is one of the few in the country to offer free educational shows to the public featuring a fully interactive experience led by a live presenter.

Consider making a gift to the Department of Physics & Astronomy fund for the Friends of the Planetarium.  

The Friends of the Planetarium is a group of supporters who provide annual planetarium gifts with a multi-year commitment. You can make one time, quarterly, semi-annual or annual gifts to the Planetarium by check or credit card. Your participation as a Friend of the Planetarium will help fund evening planetarium shows, the purchase of a new projector, and expand free programs and outreach to K-12 community schools. Modernization of the planetarium will ensure SF State remains at the forefront of astronomical teaching, research and community engagement. 

Donations are made to the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Please note “Friends of the Planetarium” as a descripiton with your gift. Any and all contributions, regardless of size, are welcome, and play an important role in the success of SF State’s Charles F. Hagar Planetarium.

The goal for the Planetarium renovation is $1,500,000

News Article:

A PEAK INTO THE WONDERS OF SF STATE'S PLANETARIUM

SF State’s planetarium is easy to miss if you don’t know it’s there. But for more than four decades, it’s been a launchpad for careers in astronomy and science education and a catalyst for learning about space.

 

College of Science and Engineering Funding Initiatives

Students at Commencement

Student Support & Research

Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University.

Child examining sea life

Estuary & Ocean Science Center

The Center supports study of San Francisco Bay and develops solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities.

SFSU Engineering student conducting experiments

Student Enrichment Opportunities Office

SEO promotes diversity in the field of science and offers paid fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students.

For More Information, Contact

 

Michael A. Behrens

Senior Director of Development
College of Science & Engineering
Email: behrens@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 405-3827