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Planet ($50)

Exclusive member-only access to advance reservations (up to eight people) for the Samuel Oschin Planetarium shows (reservation requests must be submitted at least 72 hours in advance of show time)


Guaranteed parking with planetarium show reservation


"Speed of Light Access" line with seating in South Gallery before planetarium shows


One-year subscription to the Griffith Observer magazine AND FOTO newsletter Update


10% discount at the Café at the End of the Universe AND at the Stellar Emporium


E-mail updates on Griffith Observatory astronomical events and invitations to special lectures and member events


Acknowledgement of your support for Griffith Observatory on the FOTO website and one personalized membership card

Your deductible contribution is $27.00
Star ($100)
All of the preceding Planet benefits, plus:

TWO FREE tickets to a Cosmic Musings Lecture

Your deductible contribution is $57.00
Supernova ($250)
All of the preceding Star benefits, plus:

TWO FREE additional tickets (FOUR total) to the Cosmic Musings Lecture Series


Preferred parking by reservation (ONE space per membership per visit subject to availability)

Your deductible contribution is $187.00
Galaxy ($500)
All of the preceding Supernova benefits, plus:

TWO FREE additional tickets (SIX total) to the Cosmic Musings Lecture Series


Priority notification for astronomy travel programs

Your deductible contribution is $417.00
Constellation ($1,000)
All of the preceding Galaxy benefits, plus:

Recognition on donor wall located in Griffith Observatory


Invitation for you and a guest to the Griffith Observatory Director’s Luncheon

Your deductible contribution is $857.00
Quasar ($2,500)
All of the preceding Constellation benefits, plus:

Pre-arranged, after-hours private Zeiss telescope viewing for up to 10 guests at Griffith Observatory

$2,082.00
Astronomer's Society ($5,000+)
All of the preceding Quasar benefits, plus:

Personal concierge service for Griffith Observatory activities including access to reserved parking and Samuel Oschin Planetarium show reservations


Behind-the-scenes tour of Griffith Observatory


Invitations to all Astronomers Society exclusive special events


Pre-arranged, after-hours private Zeiss telescope viewing for up to 10 guests at Griffith Observatory


Telescope “Star Party” with trained Telescope Demonstrator at your home or location of your choice in greater Los Angeles area for you and your guests


Recognition in annually published Astronomers Society Honor Roll


Complimentary subscriptions to the Griffith Observer magazine and FOTO newsletter Update

Your deductible contribution is the amount of your gift less the fair market value of $618.00
Basic Corporate ($2500)
All of the preceding Astronomer's Society benefits, plus:

25 tickets for any show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium

One free Planet membership

Listing as a Corporate Partner on Friends Of The Observatory's web site and in our quarterly newsletter, UPDATE


Link from Friends Of The Observatory web site to your corporate web site


Recognition at the Friends Of The Observatory volunteer desk with your company name and logo

Advance notification of all Friends Of The Observatory programs and events

Subscription to Friends Of The Observatory UPDATE newsletter
Deluxe Corporate ($5000)
All of the preceding Basic Corporate benefits, plus:

An additional 25 tickets (50 total) tickets for any show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium

Sponsor a Bus Scholarship for the school of your choice

Cumulative gift credit for donor star wall recognition

Six (6) invitations to the special event of your choice
Super Corporate ($10,000)
All of the preceding Deluxe Corporate benefits, plus:

An additional 50 tickets (100 total) for any show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium

Co-sponsorship credit for a Friends Of The Observatory program

Conference / meeting space available free of charge once a year

Ten (10) invitations to the special event of your choice
Concierge Corporate ($25,000)
All of the preceding Super Corporate benefits, plus:

An additional 150 tickets (250 total) for any show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium

Donor wall recognition

One rental-free, co-hosted event at Griffith Observatory in conjunction with other Concierge Partners

Twenty-four (24) invitations to the special event of your choice
Member Benefits are subject to change or substitution without notice.

Matching Gifts:
Many employers match their employee's contributions. Please check with your Human Resources department and obtain a matching gift application. Submit it with your membership form and you may have doubled your gift!

Friends Of The Observatory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our tax ID# is 95-3374645. The portion of any contribution equal to the value of the membership benefits provided by FOTO is not tax-deductible. The value of such benefits will be noted in FOTO’s acknowledgement of your contribution.


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