Meteorite Research

Polar Exploration

Science Education

Our mission is to promote the study of planetary science and astronomy with emphasis on meteorites; and to sponsor, encourage, and assist in the physical, astronomical, environmental, and cultural sciences so as to broaden man's knowledge of all phases of the universe.

A Super Blue Blood Lunar Eclipse

Yes, that is a mouth full of words to remember, but this month is a very unique month for astronomy. The Planetary Studies Foundation Earth and Space Science Museum located at 115 N. Main Street in Elizabeth, IL is offering a free presentation on this event. Come join Dr. Paul Sipiera, planetary geologist on Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. as he explains this event which was last seen in over 150 years ago in 1866. Find out why the moon is "super", why it's called "blue", what about "blood", what about a lunar eclipse and exactly when can you see this event. For more information about this program, please contact the Planetary Studies Foundation at (815) 858-2014 or

2018 February Children's Workshop

The Planetary Studies Foundation will be offering a one-day children's workshop on Monday, February 19 (Presidents Day- School Off) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come join Diane Sipiera, Judith Glenn and WQAD's Senior Meteorologist, Eric Sorensen as they help your child explore how our Earth is effected by climate change. Children will learn how various oceans and weather patterns are changing our world. Additionally, Martha Purchis will be presenting on Wilson Bentley, the pioneer of snowflake photography and the Caldecott Medal winning book "Snowflake Bentley". This workshop is for children ages 7-12 and are limited to the first 10 registrants. This workshop will take place at the PSF Earth & Space Science Museum located at 115 N. Main Street, Elizabeth, IL Please submit application and check no later than one week prior to workshop start date. Please have child bring sack lunch. No refunds.


Winter 2017 PSF News Online

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