How to Make a Gift


Options for contributing to the Astronomy Department's activities through OSU's Online Giving website. 

Established Funds

David Will Astronomy Fund

Established by gifts from colleagues, students, and alumni affiliated with the Department of Astronomy in memory of long-time department staff member David Will. The Fund may support research efforts in astronomy and astrophysics, events that promote the intellectual vitality of the department, and an annual prize to recognize a student or postdoctoral researcher in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

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Friends of Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics (FOSAA) Fund

Supports public outreach activities of FOSAA and research activities in the Department of Astronomy and the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics.

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The Ohio State University Astronomy Endowment Fund

Supports the Education, Research, Outreach, and Service missions of the Astronomy Department.

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Friends of the Arne Slettebak OSU Planetarium

Supports the operations and activities of the Arne Slettebak OSU Planetarium.

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Department of Astronomy Discretionary Fund

Covers expenditures made at the discretion of the chair of the Astronomy Department.

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Additional Ideas and Support

Donors interested in more specific goals, such as scholarships, programming, etc., are encouraged to contact us.

Interim Chair of the Astronomy Department 
Prof. Todd Thompson

Director of the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics
Prof. John Beacom

Director of Development, Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Rick Harrison
(614) 688-1385