Longway Planetarium Seat Campaign


Imagine a place where youngsters explore the mysteries of the universe; where college students navigate new worlds of opportunity in science, technology, engineering and math; where families and friends encounter galaxies millions of light years away. Longway Planetarium’s newly renovated theater brings these dreams to life.

Updated in 2015 with state-of-the-art digital technology and new reclining seats, this iconic Flint landmark’s best days are still to come. Your donation helps sustain this vibrant community resource for future generations. Imagine returning to the new planetarium theater and finding the name of your choice engraved on a brass plaque on your seat. Taking your seat among the stars is easy! Simply fill out the attached form, send it back to us with payment, and we’ll make it happen.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Each seat has a donor plaque. When you sponsor a seat, you will be asked to draft a short message that will appear on the small plaque.
  • You can sponsor a seat as a gift, display your personal commitment, or use it to honor someone special. If you give a seat as a gift, we will send you a card that you can complete and present to the recipient.
  • Each sponsored seat is $1,000 and is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Your seat is sponsored for the lifetime of the chair.
  • You will be notified of your seat’s location and installation. All donors will receive a photograph of their seat with a close-up of the engraved plaque. Donor plaques are displayed on the back of each seat. When you visit the planetarium, you will want to sit in the seat behind the one you’ve purchased to see your donor plaque.

Purchase a Planetarium Seat

To purchase by phone or mail, download the Seat Brochure

For more information, please contact Debbe Campbell at

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