In order to create these educational opportunities, we are seeking donations. For a gift of $1000 or more you may have your name listed on a plaque inside the main lobby of Research 1. GMU faculty and staff were among the first to generously respond with donations toward buying a large telescope (80-cm diameter mirror) and ancillary equipment (including CCD-camera, computers, computer interface, etc.). The School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences is enthusiastically seeking additional funding for these purchases.

You may make contributions on-line to the GMU Foundation! Go to the “Make a Pledge” link and on the form under “Other Established Fund” type in Astronomy Observatory. You may want to state in the “Comments” section that you want the funds to go to the Astronomy Observatory specifically again.

George Mason University is also seeking people and companies who would like to know more about the related and highly visible naming opportunities:

  • Tower in Research I
  • Observatory
  • Telescope


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Harold Geller
Observatory Director
School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences
College of Science

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