How to Make a Gift

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The following are some options for contributing to the Astronomy Department's activities through OSU's Online Giving website. The Endowment and the Discretionary Fund provide general and flexible support to Research, Education, and Outreach. The other funds are some ways to provide support of specific areas. For example, the funds for both the Friends of Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Friends of the Arne Slettebak Planetarium support our Outreach activities.

 

Established Funds

 

The Ohio State University Astronomy Endowment Fund

Provides long term support for the Education, Research, Outreach, and Service missions of the Astronomy Department.

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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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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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Friends of the Arne Slettebak OSU Planetarium

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

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Additional Ideas and Support

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

Chair of the Astronomy Department 
Prof. David Weinberg
weinberg.21@osu.edu
(614) 292-1773

Director of the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics
Prof. John Beacom
beacom.7@osu.edu
(614) 292-0792

Director of Development, Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Rick Harrison
harrison.736@osu.edu
(614) 688-1385

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