We need your help to bring the model of our first telescope back to Texas for McDonald Observatory's 75th anniversary. Your gift can make the difference!
McDonald Observatory c/o University of Texas Foundation
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This campaign is raising funds on behalf of University Of Texas Foundation, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.
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This campaign ended on January 5, 2014
Select a Perk
For a donation of $5 you will receive a personal e-mail thank you from us, as well as updates about our project and the Observatory! You'll also be included in our Web site's donor hall of fame!
Read the Magazine!
For a $25 donation we will send you a single digital issue of the most current StarDate Magazine, the publication that McDonald Observatory puts out bi-monthly!
1-year Digital Subscription!
If you donate at or above $75 you will receive an entire year of the digital edition of StarDate magazine. Get ready to learn more about the universe!
1yr StarDate Radio & Magazine!
If you donate at or above $100, not only will you receive a year-long digital subscription to StarDate magazine, but you'll also get a full year of daily podcast programs from StarDate radio!
If you donate at the $150 level, you will receive an Art Deco poster from the 50th anniversary of the Observatory. Only a limited number remain, so act soon! You will also receive digital subscriptions to StarDate radio and magazine.
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75th Anniversary Poster!
By donating $175 or more, you will receive the new 75th anniversary McDonald Observatory poster! You will also receive digital subscriptions to StarDate radio and magazine.
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Act quickly to receive both the vintage 50th Anniversary poster, as well as the new 75th anniversary poster! You will also receive digital subscriptions to StarDate radio and magazine.
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Observatory Gift Pack!
Donate $500 or more to receive not only the two posters, but other exciting items from the McDonald Observatory!
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A Friend of the Observatory!
If you donate at this level, not only will you receive everything else already mentioned, you will become a friend of McDonald Observatory! You'll receive a year-long print subscription to StarDate magazine, as well as passes to the Observatory for you and your family!
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Experience the Observatoy!
If you donate $5,000 to our mission, not only will you be sharing the astronomy experience with others, you will have the opportunity to experience it! You will receive a private star party for you and up to 14 others at McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas. There you will get fabulous views through our 36-inch telescope, and will have the opportunity to stay at our Astronomer's Lodge. Please schedule your private visit 3 months in advance. Travel and lodging not included.