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2017 Fall Appeal – Donate Today


Spark a Child’s Curiosity with Astronomy

Five years ago, we asked a provocative question:

Could very young children get a head start in science by engaging in age-appropriate astronomy activities?

In 2012, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the ASP a five-year, $3-million grant to test this bold hypothesis and create astronomy activities for preschoolers. We designed the project, called My Sky Tonight, by working closely with a team of experts in early childhood development, museum learning, and evaluation. Read the complete letter from Executive Director, Linda S. Shore.


2017 Fall Appeal — Donate Today

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Recurring Donations — Just $10 a month can make a tremendous difference!

Special 2018 Thank-you Gifts


Please contact Membership at or 415-715-1400 if you do not wish to receive these special gifts.

We want to engage every child in astronomy and set them on a path to becoming scientifically literate adults. Our NSF support for the My Sky Tonight research project ends this year and we need your help to realize this goal!

Here’s what your support can do:

$100 provides a scholarship to a preschool educator attending an ASP online workshop

$250 purchases the materials for one astronomy activity kit

$500 provides a scholarship to an elementary school teacher attending a week-long summer institute

$1,000 produces a training video showing educators how to lead astronomy activities for young children

$5.000 provides 20 libraries with permanent lending kits of children’s astronomy activities

$10,000 covers the cost of creating a storybook to accompany the astronomy activities

$10,000 supports the ASP’s annual 4-day professional development summer institute for 20 teachers

Become a Recurring Donor

A recurring donation is the easiest and most efficient way to support the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

You can easily start, change or stop your gift at any time online or by phone.

Our special Thank-you gifts change every calendar year. Recurring donors in 2018 will receive a gift when they reach the giving goals of $100 and above, and $1000 and above.

Please contact Membership at or 415-715-1400 if you do not wish to receive these special gifts.

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Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Attn: Membership
390 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
US Phone: (415)-714-1400