Help us get the next generation excited about STEM!

Portable Planetarium Demonstration Video

  • ONLY 30% OF ARKANSAS 4TH GRADERS ARE PROFICIENT IN SCIENCE & MATH!
    The hard reality that our students are struggling in science and math proficiency should be alarming. If not addressed, our shortage of science teachers, technologist, doctors, scientist and engineers will only grow.
  • GETTING STUDENTS EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE BY BRINGING IT TO THEIR SCHOOLS!
    Our portable SkyDome Planetarium travels to schools across Arkansas and our surrounding states to get students excited about science. Unfortunately, the specialized light bulb that powers the planetarium projector is no longer available (it’s a 30 year old system).
  • HOW YOU CAN HELP
    We’re trying to raise $60,000 to bring a modern, digital portable planetarium to our state that would enable us to share with our students the same great programming that is available in the largest planetariums in the world.  Kids in these areas would, for this first time, have access to the same experiences as the students in Chicago, LA, and Dallas without ever having to leave their school!

When the planetarium is coupled with our NASA memorabilia, astronaut autographs, rocket models, fossils, meteorites, minerals and more, we bring the experience of a space science museum to students that would otherwise not have the opportunity.

SkyDome Planetarium Museum Exhibits

Imagine the Impact…

Imagine the impact a program like the one below could have on students in rural areas of Arkansas, E. Oklahoma, S. Missouri and N. Louisiana who’ve never had the opportunity to experience something like this.


SPONSOR A SCHOOL: $2000 / school

 Your sponsorship includes:

  • Planetarium visit to the school(s) of your choice.
  • Each student will receive a star chart with your name/logo on it to take home and hang on the refrigerator. 
  • We’ll print up 2,000 bookmarks per sponsorship with your name/logo to be handed out to students at the sponsored school and at future schools we visit.
  • Your name will be listed on the planetarium’s sponsorship banner to be seen be teachers/parents across the state for years to come!
  • After the equipment arrives, you’ll be invited to a press conference at the state capitol (?) announcing/demonstrating the planetarium and the investment you’ve made in the future of our students.


TO SPONSOR A SCHOOL

By Check:  $2000
Arkansas SkyDome Planetarium.
552 Hwy 225 E, Greenbrier, AR 72058

 By Credit Card: $2050  ($2,000 sponsorship + $50 credit card processing fee charged by our vendor)

Tax Deductible Donations

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: THE INVINCEABLE FUND

We’ve partnered with The Invinceable Fund, through The Community Foundation to offer businesses / individuals a way to support this project and claim a tax deduction.

The Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization working statewide that offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct charitable dollars while learning more about community needs.

By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners with others to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, we’ve provided more than $314 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state.

Donate any amount through the link below:

SPECIAL!!!

If you are interested in funding the whole planetarium purchase or half the purchase, we have a special sponsorship package available.  For details : skydome@arkansassky.com