If you are trying to set up a reservation for a group program, proceed to our Reservations page.


Email is the preferred method for initial contacts since the planetarium director is usually working with groups.

Geoff Holt: 


If you need to speak with the planetarium director, please feel free to call, although you may get our voice mail system. The outgoing message of our voicemail has information about our next public programs, and then you can leave a message.
Phone Number: 608-663-6102


Fax Number: 608-442-2203

Video Chat:

For local (Madison) school groups, and groups that visit the MMSD Planetarium, we are happy to provide the opportunity to provide astronomy, and astronomy education support via web cam as well. Do you, or does your class have a follow-up question related to your planetarium visit? Do you need help understanding or explaining a certain astronomy concept? A video chat provides tools that are more conducive to astronomy than phone calls and emails. Connections can be made via Skype, Facetime, Google+ Hangouts, or BlackBoard Collaborate. Contact the planetarium to set up an appointment.