Annual Fund

Gifts made to the Annual Fund will ensure a stable base of operating funds for McDonald Observatory’s work in science education and public outreach. Hands-on science lessons for students, teacher professional development workshops, Visitors Center programs, and our flagship StarDate Radio program, which reaches 2.1 million listeners a day, are a few of the programs that Annual Fund gifts support.

Through these contributions, McDonald Observatory gives life-changing science experiences to students who otherwise lack access to science and technoglogy. Teachers, who often do not feel qualified to teach difficult science concepts, are trained and prepared to engage students in the classroom. 

To give a 100% tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund, simply donate online or mail in your contribution to the address below. Thank you for partnering with us in this important work.

The McDonald Observatory Annual Fund
2609 University Avenue A2100
Austin, TX 78712

Call: 512-475-8843

Donate Online

Minimum: $20.00
Maximum: $10,000.00