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Show Your Support For El Paso’s Gene Roddenberry Planetarium!

Established in 1969, the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium has been a major benefit to El Paso students and teachers by providing an exciting glimpse into the night sky for audiences of all ages, free of charge.

Now the Planetarium is asking for help from the community.

As you may already know, EPISD is looking to relocate the Planetarium to Northeast El Paso. They have applied for a city grant and need letters of support from you, the community, to show that there is a real interest in continuing this tradition of free learning and fun field trips.

To accomplish this goal, the El Paso Herald Post, working on behalf of the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium, asks  you simply submit your name and email in the form below, so the City can see how much we all support this very important part of our community.

But time is of the essence, as all letters need to be received by February 15, 2018.

Thank you!
With your help, we can accomplish keeping the key to the cosmos alive!

Does your business or organization want to join The Gene Roddenberry Planetarium Coalition?


Amy R. Cooley
El Paso Herald Post Outreach


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February 1, 2018 Ms. Nicole Ferrini Director, Community and Human Development City of El Paso 801 Texas El Paso, TX 79901 RE: 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant; El Paso Independent School District Gene Rodenberry Planetarium Ms. Ferrini, Please accept this letter of support on behalf of (agency/organization name) as it relates to EPISD’s 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant application designed to save and relocate the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium. (agency/organization name) believes that this endeavor is needed and will serve to advance northeast El Paso as well the entire City of El Paso. The Gene Rodenberry Planetarium has been a source of education, exposure and local resource for thousands of El Paso students, schools and community members for nearly 50 years. It is the only resource of its kind within several hundred miles of El Paso and provides area students, children and community members the opportunity to study and appreciate the universe in its natural beautiful form. We believe that the loss of such a resource would be detrimental to the entire community. Any effort to save this local treasure and community resource should be given tremendous consideration. Preserving this resource will benefit students academically, enrich the surrounding community with the opportunity for exposure to contemporary and historically significant understanding of the universe. We are in full support of EPISD’s proposal to relocate and save the planetarium and house it in Northeast El Paso. Such preservation must be perceived as not only a community good, but a community necessity! Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
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