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Anita Krishnamurthi, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, anitak at


AAS members in Northern Virginia are being informed about the potential closure of the David M. Brown Planetarium in Arlington County, VA.

The AAS Position Statement on the importance of planetariums can be viewed at the following link -


Due to budget pressures, Arlington's new School Superintendent has proposed closing and dismantling Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium. The School Board plans to send his recommendation to the County Board on April 8th as part of his budget package.


If you would like the Planetarium to remain open, you can sign the petition at