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How can you support Astronomy?

We invite you to explore the ways you can make a meaningful investment in our mission of creating knowledge, education leaders, and serving society. 

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 course – 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.

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; high-energy astrophysics and cosmology; and spectroscopy.

Your investment in our continued success helps advance our mission of educating, researching and achieving new heights in the study of Astronomy. To make your gift please visit Give to Cal – Department of Astronomy.

Thank you for your support!

Your Gift Will:

Enhance courses and educational programs

Create student research opportunities

Fund outreach events and projects

Support department development