Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Give to the Planetarium

We greatly appreciate your interest in helping support the planetarium. Each donation directly impacts Ball State students and the Muncie community. Your donation provides funds for the welfare, support, and advancement of the programs and public outreach events we provide. 

Gifts can be made online, by check, or by phone through the Ball State University Foundation.

Please consider the following choices and include the account number when you make your donation to the planetarium.

Planetarium Observatory - 6803
Provides funds for the welfare, support, and advancement of planetarium/observatory programs.

James and Nancy Watson Planetarium Science Education Fund - 6857
The purpose of this fund is to support the science educational outreach mission of the planetarium to K-12 children. Funds may be used for, but not limited to, providing transportation for groups of children, the purchase of materials for educational programs, and the professional development of teachers and planetarium faculty/staff related to science education. Preference should be given to programs that serve underprivileged children.

Sponsor a Star Theatre Seat 
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium houses 152 comfortable, reclining seats. Your sponsorship helps our audiences enjoy an awe-inspiring experience. You can enjoy your very own seat under the stars with your name on our seating chart for a gift of $400.

To make your gift, please go to bsu.edu/give and be sure to include the name/number of the following fund in the comments/additional gift details field: “Seat Naming: #6817.” You may also send a check made out to the Ball State Foundation and include “Seat Naming: #6817” in the memo. If you have any questions, contact Kassie Cosgrove at 765-285-7053 or by email at kkcosgrove@bsu.edu.

Become a Stargazer
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium includes a gallery featuring graphics of the 12 zodiac signs. You too can be among the stars by naming a star for yourself or someone you wish to honor. For a $1,000 gift, you can have your name or the name of someone special posted on the constellation wall for all to see!

To make your gift, please go to bsu.edu/give and be sure to include the name/number of the following fun in the comments/additional gift details field: “Star Naming: #6817.” You may also send a check made out to the Ball State Foundation and include “Star Naming: #6817” in the memo. If you have any questions, contact Kassie Cosgrove at 765-285-7053 or by email at kkcosgrove@bsu.edu.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 101
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8860
Fax: 765-285-5674
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