Make a gift to the Department of Astronomy
We deeply appreciate your generosity to the Department of Astronomy. Your gift can improve facilities, create and support academic opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and enhance our research efforts.
The following funds have been established to benefit Astronomy:
Friends of Astronomy Fund
Berkeley Astronomy is home to world-renowned scientists and researchers and is universally regarded as one of the top astronomy departments in the world. Our talented faculty and students are engaged in research, innovation, and instruction at the forefront of many fields including theoretical and observational astrophysics; infrared, optical, and radio astronomy; galactic structure and dynamics of stellar systems; planetary science; high-energy astrophysics and cosmology; and spectroscopy.
The Student Observatory Fund
The Student Observatory fund assists with the purchase and maintenance of the latest instrumentation and teaching observatories managed by the Astronomy Department. The fund also provides support for the department’s upper-division undergraduate laboratory courses - the capstone experience for all astronomy majors.
Astronomy Graduate Student Support Fund
This fund supports Astronomy graduate students in their teaching and research activities. Donations will be used for such expenses as travel, observation fees, charges related to student research papers, and research equipment.
More information about the department can be found at: http://astro.berkeley.edu/.