The Cernan Earth and Space Center has a membership program, known as the Friends of the Cernan Center. Cernan Center members receive a bimonthly Cernan Newsletter, a monthly Abrams Sky Calendar, a 10 percent discount in the Star Store gift shop, tickets for public programs and admission to members-only events and our annual "Big Event," which welcomes an astronaut or scientist for a special presentation and reception once each year. Since the Cernan Center inaugurated its membership program in early 1985, we have welcomed the following speakers:
In addition to admittance to the annual "Big Event," Cernan Center members also receive a quantity of complimentary tickets that can be used to attend any public Earth and sky show, children's show, laser light show or Monthly Skywatch during the year of membership. The quantity of tickets that each member receives is dependent on the membership category that is chosen, as follows:
Please call the Cernan Center's Membership Coordinator at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3294, during regular business hours to request a copy of our Membership Brochure or to receive more information about the Cernan Center's Friends of the Cernan Center membership program.
To become a member now, please print out and complete a Membership Application and mail it to the Cernan Earth and Space Center along with your payment.
Mission of the Cernan Earth and Space CenterThe mission of the Cernan Earth and Space Center is to educate the public by interpreting the broad areas of astronomy, space science and Earth science through the preparation, collection and presentation of dome theater programs; to develop public lectures, conferences and special events; to exhibit space science and Earth science materials; and to provide unique forms of entertainment to the public, including laser light shows, wraparound films and special events.
Source: Triton College Strategic Plan; Approved by the Triton College Board of Trustees, Aug. 17, 1993.
For more information about donating money or equipment to help support the Cernan Center's mission or sponsoring a Cernan Center event, please call the Cernan Center's Director at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3408. For information about the Triton College Foundation, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3758.
Arrange a "Space-Age" Meeting or Event at the Cernan CenterBy combining our planetarium's resources with those of Triton College's Audio Visual, Catering and Hospitality departments, the Cernan Center also can provide your company or organization with a unique location to conduct a meeting, reception or employee appreciation night, complete with a special dome theater presentation, catered dinner and/or reception. Discover how this space-age setting can stimulate thought, liven up a discussion and keep your organization reaching for the stars!
For information about conducting a meeting at the Cernan Center, please call the Cernan Center's Membership and Special Events Coordinator at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3294.
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