Help Make a Difference in Science Education

Girl looking through telescope during lunar viewing.

Thousands of visitors a year, K-12 teachers and students, and millions of others learn from McDonald Observatory and StarDate programs. With your support as a Friend of McDonald Observatory, we can work to improve K-12 science education and help students of all ages become citizen scientists.

Make a tax-deductible gift to the annual fund 

Give a one-time tax-deductible gift in support of the Observatory's work in K-12 science education and outreach.

Join or renew membership as a Friend of the Observatory 

Make a gift to support K-12 science education and receive a year of member benefits.

Make a gift to last a lifetime

Make a contribution to the Education and Outreach endowment. Leave a legacy, and support the Observatory in perpetuity.

And don’t forget: Ask your company to match your gift!

Contact us

For membership or gift questions, please email

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