|Donating to the Planetarium|
The planetarium at Palomar
College is a beautiful new facility built to
serve Palomar College and the Community of San
Diego. However it is a very expensive place to
operate. Funds from Proposition M were used to
build this state-of-the-art venue, but
operational costs are paid for from our weekly
revenue and from donations. We take great pride in offering
quality educational and entertaining
presentations to all visitors to the planetarium
while keeping our ticket prices low and
affordable - offering many discounts to kids,
seniors, military, and students. With the
exception of the salary of the Planetarium
Director, there is NO additional regular funding
provided by the College. As you may know
the College is facing one of the most difficult
financial times of its 65 year history and
additional funding for the planetarium is not
possible. The Planetarium must be
self-supporting and so relies on revenue from
ticket sales and, more importantly, we rely on
the generous donations made by the community.
Some of the ways that your donation helps support the Planetarium:
How To Make A Donation
Donations are tax-deductable and can be made to the planetarium in any amount. Here are a few ways to make a donation:
Mail us a check - Make the check payable to "Palomar College Foundation" and put in the memo "Planetarium". Mail it to: Palomar College Planetarium, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos CA 92069. Once the check is received we will send you a thank you letter with information for your taxes.
Donation Made Through Our Website - Donations can be made with a credit/debit card through our planetarium website.
Donation Made When Purchasing Tickets - During the online ticket purchase procedure there is an option to make a donation to the planetarium in any amount.
In Person - We have a donation box in the lobby of our planetarium.
We thank you for considering a donation to the Palomar College Planetarium. Your donation will support the public outreach mission of the planetarium and help us keep this wonderful facility a dynamic place that offers a quality experience and educational shows to the students and public of the Palomar College community!
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.
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