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ASP Benefactors 2008

 

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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific acknowledges and thanks the following individuals and funding partners who provided support for our annual operating budget as well as specific programs from January 1 to December 31, 2008. Their investment and partnership made possible the growth of our mission-based programs. Thank you for your continued support as we work in concert to advance science literacy through engagement in astronomy. Together, we are making a difference.

Society Benefactor
($25,000 and above)

Estate of Mark A. Stolle
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Space Science Institute
Spitzer Science Center – JPL
STScI – Origins Education Forum
The Regents of the UC Berkeley

President's Circle
($5,000 - $24,999)

American Astronomical Society
Jeffrey Bennett
Terry & Cindy Brennan
Michael F. Cronin
Google, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
   in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Mason Productions, Inc.
Burton & Deedee McMurtry
Gordon* & Diane Myers
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Robert L. Thomason

Edward S. Holden Society
($2,000 - $4,999)

Astronomy Magazine
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Beslist.nl B.V.
Kyle W. Blackman
Andrew G. Fraknoi**
   in honor of Sidney C. Wolff
Marc A. Gineris†
Russell A. Harding
Cathy G. Langridge†
   in honor of Robert & Ruth Langridge
Ronald Rosano & Susan Morrow
   in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Neil D. Tyson
University of Arizona – CAPER Team
Universities Space Research Association
Al Whaley

ASP Associate
($1,000 - $1,999)

Michael A. Bennett
Edward K. Conklin
Jo Ann Eder
   in honor of John Graham
Frank K. Edmondson
Timothy & Carolyn Ferris
Katy D. Garmany
John A. Graham
Mary Kay Hemenway†
Interstellar Media Productions
James B. Kaler†
Robert P. Kraft
   in support of PASP Fund & Bay Area Project ASTRO
James G. Manning**
NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program – JPL
Bruce Partridge†
Timothy† & Stephanie Slater

Sponsor
($500 - $999)

Anonymous
Edna DeVore†
Robert G. Dryden, Jr.
Eugene E. Epstein†
   in honor of Jim Manning
Alexei & Noelle Filippenko
   in memory of Donald E. Osterbrock
Roy H. Garstang
   in memory of William Rense
John & Gail Gaustad
Michael G. Gibbs**†
William A. Gutsch, Jr.†
Alan S. Kane
Kathleen E. Kraemer
Richard B. Larson
Chuck & Pat McPartlin
David J. Monyak
MWT Associates, Inc.
Stephen M. Pompea
   in honor of Irene N. Pompea
John W. Reed
   in memory of Drs. Eli & Nola Haynes, Dr. F.N. Edmunds, Jr., and
   Mr. Russell C. Maag
Dennis L. Schatz

Contributor
($250 - $499)

Frank N. Bash
Jeanne E. Bishop
Joseph C. Bunker
Joycelin Craig & Conrad Lopez
David G. Elliott
Edward E. Elzey
Werner Graf
Karel Guefen
   in honor of Carol & Eugene Epstein’s 25th Anniversary
David S. Heeschen
Arnold M. Heiser
Lynne A. Hillenbrand†
Judy D. Kass†
Gerald E. Kron
Peter J. Logan
   in honor of Andy Fraknoi
Robert J. Lundstrom
Conn & Susan Rusche
   in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Margaret L. McCrary
David & Helen Patterson
Riverside Telescope Makers Conference, Inc.
Edward G. Schmidt
Andrea E. Schweitzer
Robert G. Southwick
Charles H. Townes
Yupa Vanichai

Friend of the Society
($100 - $249)

Andrew M. Abrahams
Thomas B. Ake
Allan & Katie Alcorn
Albert I. Andreiko
John T. Armstrong
Janet J. Asimov
Eric Becklin
Christo T. Bekiaris
Richard N. Berger
   in memory of Felix Murray
David C. Black†
Dennis C. Blanchard
   in memory of John S. Blanchard
Wayne & Dee Blinka
Walter K. Bonsack
Thomas Borlik
   in memory of Dr. Frank K.                   Edmondson
Katherine Bracher
Thomas C. Bretl
Clinton C. Brooks
Spencer L. Buckner
Kenneth L. Cashdollar
   in memory of Donald E. Osterbrock
Patrick Cassen & Dorothy Woolum
Richard A. Cavello
Barbara A. Chaitin
Edward L. Chupp
Richard Combs & Baerbel Steffestun
Lynn R. Cominsky
Anne F. Cooper
Larry P. Cooper
   in memory of Dr. Ken DeWitt
Fauno L. Cordes
   in honor of Dr. John Westfall
Jean F. Cornuelle
Harold G. Corwin, Jr.
Lisa A. Crist
James De Sando, Jr.
Andrea K. Dobson
Reginald J. Dufour
   in memory of Donald E. Osterbrock
David W. Dunham
Richard Tresch Fienberg
Thomas A. Fleming
Roger A. Freedman
Ruth S. Freitag
Peter & Laurel Friday
James N. Fry
Ben A. Galovits, Jr.
Neil Gehrels
John W. Glaspey
   in memory of Raymond E. White, Jr.
Joseph T. Gohmann
Eunice Erb & Douglas Goodan
William S. Green
Thomas P. Greene
Marshall Hall, III
Robert J. Hawley
James E. Hesser
   in memory of John Climenhaga
Esther M. Hu
   in memory of Dr. Dorit Hoffleit
David A. Hufnagel
Joanne D. Hughes
Raleigh E. Hughes, Jr.
Judith L. Hulse
Philip L. Inderwiesen*
Gary F. Jaffe
Alan Jaroslovsky
Richard R. Joyce
Jun Jugaku
Dave Kary & Joann Eisberg
Sidney J. Kass
Brian G. Keating
Francis W. Keeler, Jr.
Sen Kikuchi
Ivan R. King
   in support of Bart Bok Fund
Arnold R. Klemola
David C. Koo
Richard G. Kron
John & Jan Kronholm
Edwin C. Krupp
Louis W. Kunz
Lawrence Hall of Science
Larry & Nancy Lebofsky
Warren W. Leong

Nicholas & Annette Loutrel
Timothy W. Lynch
Kevin M. Mahoney
Geoffrey W. Marcy
   in memory of George Abell
Fred Marschak
Christopher F. McKee
Robin H. McGlohn
Steven P. Menaker
Keith A. Minnich
Ted Mitchell
Nancy D. Morrison
Pauline A. Napieralski
Michael C. Nolan
Tierney A. O’Dea
Robert T. O’Dell
Orlando Parsi Ros
Evans W. Paschal
John R. Percy
Shirlee D. Perkins
Stephen C. Perrenod
   in memory of Marc Aaronson
Alexander R. Peters
Al Pickett
Gary W. Portenier
J. A. Posey, Jr.
Darwin R. Poulos
John H. Preston
Thomas E. Pruitt
George C. Roberts
George J. Roberts
Scott W. Roberts†
Nancy G. Roman
Jeffrey D. Rosendhal
   in honor of Michael Bennett
Juanita V. Ryan
A. Eric Rydgren
Richard D. Sakal
Philip J. Sakimoto†
Jose Francisco Salgado
Gary E. Sanger
Andrew M. Schlei
Maarten Schmidt
Gregory R. Schultz
Frank E. Shackelford
   in memory of Barton W. Shackelford
Daniel & Jean Shaw
Richard A. Shaw
Gregory A. Shields
Janet P. Simpson
W. Thomas Stalker, III
John A. Stevens
Alice A. Stewart
Jerry W. Stewart
Dean J. Stoker
Edward C. Stone
Sidney N. Stone
Ray R. Stonecipher
Thomas C. Strickland
Gregory A. Sullivan
Mark V. Sykes†
Terry J. Teays
John R. Teerlink
Thomas M. Tekach
Glenn A. Thompson
Alan Tokunaga
Silvia Torres-Peimbert
Laurie A. Toyama
Virginia L. Trimble
   in memory of Mirek Plavec
Robert G. Tull
   in memory of Prof. Stan Wyatt
Seth L. Tuttle
John A. Vickers
Marshall W. Walker
   in honor of Connie Walker
Elizabeth M. Warner
David & Hideko Weissgerber
A. R. Welch
Richard D. Wheatley, Sr.
Robert H. Wiersma
Kay M. Wilson
Robert E. Wilson
Robert F. Wing
Alan & Susan Wyatt
David Yap
Charles E. Yates

Supporter
($1 - $99)

Anonymous – several names
Les & Mary Anderson
Roger D. Appel
Thomas K. Armstrong
Thomas T. Arny
Janelle M. Bailey
John R. Baker
   in memory of all fallen soldiers & in       honor of US Air Force
Bruce Balick
Ralph H. Barbee
Laura P. Bautz
Steven V.W. Beckwith†
Egon J. Beer Barbuloff
Marni** & Richard Berendsen
William K. Blades
   in memory of Marguerite F. Blades
Patricia C. Boeshaar
Richard S. Bogart
Karl-Heinz Bohm
Robert J. Bologna
   in honor of Galileo Galilei
William J. Borucki
Lawrence W. Bradford
Paul A. Bradley
Judith E. Braffman-Miller
Albert M. Brettner
Patrick E. Brigham
Martha & Raymond Bright
David J. Broad
David H. Bruning
Daniel J. Burns
Stephen & Mary Helen Burroughs
Robert B. Caldwell
   in memory of Leon Salanave
John W. Cary
Carol A. Christian†
Donald H. Close
Brett A. Coker
Paul G. Comba
Jack J. Condon
Sarah G. Corder
Harold P. Coyle, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Craig
Robert W. Crawford
   in memory of Dr. Robert J. Chambers
Delwin R. Croom
Irene Cruz-Gonzalez
Paolo A. Custodi
Clarence T. Daub
Donald A. Demers, Jr.
Susana E. Deustua
David H. DeVorkin
   in memory of Donald E. Osterbrock
Robert J. Dukes, Jr.
   in memory of Raymond E. White, Jr.
Kenneth* & Linda Dulaney
Frederick E. Ellis
   in honor of Harlow Shapley
Steven L. Ellis
   in honor of Eva M. Ellis
Steven R. Federman
George Feliz
Mary Ann Fell
Joseph H. Fierstein
Mark & Rosanna Folkerts
Richard S. Freedman
David J. Fry
Christopher C. Fulton
Barbara & Robert Gex, IV
Richard & Eileen Gibbs
James K. Gleim
John J. Grant
Darrow E. Haagensen, Jr.
Walter H. Haas
   in memory of Beryl E. Haas
William L. Habeeb
John B. Hagen
   in memory of Paul Zindel
Frank R. Harnden
Edward & Sharon Harris
John D. Harris
Louis C. Haughney
   in support of Bay Area Project          ASTRO
William E. Haymes
   in memory of Zdenek Kopal
W. D. Herbert
Richard W. Heuermann
Elliott P. Horch
   in memory of Ruth P. Horch
Roger A. Howerton
Shirley Hufstedler
Mary C. Hughes
Deidre A. Hunter
Tim B. Hunter
David E. Illig
Nick Itsines
Earnest W. Jackson, II
   in honor of Nina Jackson
Michael Jefferson
   in memory of Dr. Janet A. Mattei
David C. Jenner
Donald L. Johnson
Robert R. Jones
Norman T. Kadomoto
Bert G. Katzung
Wesley D. Kelly
Richard W. Kielhorn
Sherri King
Kenneth E. Kissell
   in memory of Edmund T. Tyson and    CMSgt. Elpida E. Kitanidis
Steven M. Klean
Donald O. Knapp
Paul H. Kohlmiller

Rebecca A. Koopmann
Brewster W. Lamacchia
Laurence E. Lange
Wolf D. Lassmann
Patricia Lawton & Joel Offenberg
Floyd V. Lewis
Barbara A. Lindsay
   in memory of Dr. Robert D. Lindsay
Carey S. Linker
Velshonna N. Luckey
Robert D. Magarian
Loris Magnani
Roger L. Mansfield
Toni Martinez & Nancy Luginbill
Donald H. Martins
Christopher W. Mauche
Kirsten Maynard
Kathryn L. McFarland
William W. McEntire
Gary W. McLeod
C. M. Meredith
Ruthanne Miller
Frederick P. Montana
Bob Moody
Patrick M. Motl
Gregory Mulinare
Michael H. Munoz
Glenn C. Murray
Alvyn I. Nacman
Paul C. Narlock
David J. Nichols
Larissa Nofi
Ronald J. Oliversen
Patrick S. Osmer
Thomas G. Pannuti
Carlos Perez Pena
James P. Pesavento
James G. Peters
   in memory of Alice M. Peters
Bradley M. Peterson
   in memory of Andrew Wilson
Jim J. Peterson
Katherine A. Pettiss
Betty P. Preece
Sandra L. Preston
Carlton P. Pryor
Boris Ragent
Michael D. Reynolds
Paul F. Richards
Matthew J. Richter
Jane J. Risk
Miguel A. Rivera
Francis H. Roberts
Lyndle E. Rooks
Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer
Scott & Betsy Sandford
Tom P. Sargent
Paul C. Schmidtke
Libbie A. Schock
Lani A. J. Schonberg
Charles A. Schweighauser
   in memory of Bart Bok
Francois Schweizer
Jerry J. Sershen
Hugo E. Shane
Whitney W. Shane
Stephen J. Shawl
Mark A. Shure
Charron J. Sikorovsky
Carter-Thaxton W. Smith
Elske V. P. Smith
David E. Snead
Anna H. Spitz
Martha Stahr Carpenter
William L. Stein
Kathleen M. Steinauer
Terry & Linda Stephenson
Berton L. Stevens, Jr.
   in memory of Janet A. Stevens
Robert W. Stevenson
Mark D. Stojkov
Jeff L. Stoner
Richard J. Stover
Louis J. Suarato
   in support of Slooh for Schools
John J. Sunta, III
Ihor Szkolar
B. Ray Thompson, Jr.
James D. Thursby
John D. Trasco
Gay Van Horn & Alan Koenig
Karen M. Vanlandingham
George Varga
Catherine C. Venturini
Boris Vernovsky
Elizabeth O. Waagen
   in memory of Janet A. Mattei
Jim Y. Wada
Frederick M. Walter
Rene Walterbos
Larry & M. Elizabeth Wasser
Harold F. Weaver
   in memory of Robert J. Trumpler
Earle B. Weiss
Ray J. Weymann
Michael Wightman
Linda I. Winkler
Margaret K. Winski
   in memory of Sidney Z. Winski
Adolf N. Witt
Gary L. Wood
Larry* & Sharon Woods
Anne G. Young
Edward J. Young
Norbert & Marion Zacharias

In-Kind Support

Astronomy Magazine
Jeffrey Bennett
Terry & Cindy Brennan
Joycelin Craig & Conrad Lopez
Estate of Mark A. Stolle
Marc A. Gineris†
James B. Kaler†
Lawrence Hall of Science
Peter J. Logan
Bruce Partridge†
Sky Publishing / New Track Media
Timothy† & Stephanie Slater
David Yap

Matching Gifts

AT&T Higher Education
Chevron Corporation
Gartner, Inc.
IBM Corporation – Matching Grants Program
The Neiman Marcus Group – Matching Gift Program

Corporate Affiliate Participants

Sustaining Affiliate
($10,000 - $24,999)

Sky Publishing / New Track Media

Supporting Affiliate
($5,000 – $9,999)

Google, Inc.

Contributing Affiliate
($2,500 - $4,999)

Astronomy Magazine
Beslist.nl B.V.
Universities Space Research Association

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

A special thank you to the federal, state, and local employees who contributed via payroll deduction (Fall 2007 contributors).

Anonymous – several names
Raphael August
Jeremy Bergdorff
Donald Branum
Evan Cuarteros
Justin M. Davis
Lea Doyle
Lean Els
Rodney Frame
Michael C. Garland
John M. Grunsfeld
Christopher Guy
Raymond Howard
Gary T. Levario
Gary R. Liptrot
Dorian Lok
Kenneth A. Malich
Matt Mannion
Patrick C. Mauarer
Robert D. McCrow
William D. McKibbin
Kedodoaj Meadows
Eric L. Measells
Joseph A. Miggins
James Miller
Justin Noel
David F. Orth
Leslie D. Reed
John P. Schafer
Jill L. Stephenson
Shane D. Sweeney
Matias Tejero-Leon
Jean G. Thomas
Calvin L. Trauger
Joel A. Urban
Diane Wallace
Gregory P. Yancey

Family Membership

A portion of the dues is to support the ASP’s mission and education programs.

Les & Mary Anderson
Steven V. W. Beckwith†
Marni** & Richard Berendsen
Martha & Raymond Bright
Daniel J. Burns
Stephen & Mary Helen Burroughs
Patrick Cassen & Dorothy Woolum
Donald H. Close
Jean F. Cornuelle
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Craig
Alan J. Friedman
Thomas P. Greene
Edward & Sharon Harris
Mary C. Hughes
Sherri King
Elpida E. Kitanidis
Brewster W. Lamacchia
Patricia Lawton & Joel Offenberg
Larry & Nancy Lebofsky
Floyd V. Lewis
Velshonna N. Luckey
Toni Martinez & Nancy Luginbill
Kirsten Maynard
Kathryn L. McFarland
Miguel A. Rivera
Scott & Betsy Sandford
Libbie A. Schock
Carter-Thaxton W. Smith
Kathleen M. Steinauer
Terry & Linda Stephenson
B. Ray Thompson, Jr.
Leslie & Robert Thatcher
Gay Van Horn & Alan Koenig
Larry & M. Elizabeth Wasser
Larry & Sharon Woods*
Alan & Susan Wyatt
Edward J. Young
Norbert & Marion Zacharias

Supporter's Circle Membership
($150)

A portion of the dues is to support the ASP’s mission and education programs.

Andrew M. Abrahams
Albert I. Andreiko
Janet J. Asimov
Eric Becklin
Jeffrey & Lisa Bennett
Richard N. Berger
Wayne & Dee Blinka
Thomas C. Bretl
Clinton C. Brooks
Barbara A. Chaitin
Edward L. Chupp
Donald H. Close
Richard Combs & Baerbel Steffestun
Lynn R. Cominsky
Lisa A. Crist
Michael F. Cronin
James De Sando, Jr.
Edward E. Elzey
Alexei & Noelle Filippenko
Thomas A. Fleming
Ruth S. Freitag
Peter & Laurel Friday
Marc A. Gineris†
Joseph T. Gohmann
Robert J. Hawley
David S. Heeschen
Lynne A. Hillenbrand†
Judith L. Hulse
Richard R. Joyce
Dave Kary & Joann Eisberg
Sidney J. Kass

Cathy G. Langridge†
Nicholas & Annette Loutrel
Kevin M. Mahoney
Fred Marschak
Chuck & Pat McPartlin
Steven P. Menaker
Ted Mitchell
Gordon E. Myers*
Pauline A. Napieralski
Michael C. Nolan
Robert T. O'Dell
David & Helen Patterson
Alexander R. Peters
Gary W. Portenier
J. A. Posey, Jr.
George C. Roberts
Dennis L. Schatz
Andrew M. Schlei
Gregory R. Schultz
Daniel & Jean Shaw
Timothy† & Stephanie Slater
W. Thomas Stalker, III & Bud Stalker
John A. Stevens
Edward C. Stone
Ray R. Stonecipher
Gregory A. Sullivan
John R. Teerlink
Thomas M. Tekach
Seth L. Tuttle
John A. Vickers
Elizabeth M. Warner
David & Hideko Weissgerber

Members of the ASP Heritage Society

Robert D. Arnott
Michael Bennett & Leslie Larson
Jeanne Bishop
Terence & Cynthia Brennan
William Howard, III
J. Daniel Sedillo
Leopold Tedesco

ASP's 2008 Annual Conference

The following organizations have contributed significant support and sponsorship to the success of this conference.

120th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri

American Astronomical Society – Education Office
Ball Aerospace & Technologies
MWT Associates, Inc.
NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program – JPL
NASA Science Mission Directorate
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Spitzer Science Center
University of Wyoming, CAPER Team

Our Loyal Volunteers

PASP Contributors

Harland Epps, Associate Editor
Daniel Fabricant, Associate Editor
Robert P. Kraft
PASP Reviewers

Mercury Contributors

Kimberly Kowal Arcand
Marni Berendsen**
Jennifer Birriel
Katherine Bracher
David Bruning
Clifford J. Cunningham
Paul Deans**
Daniel D. Durda
Rick Fienberg
Duncan Forbes
Andrew Fraknoi**
Adrienne J. Gauthier
Pamela L. Gay
Michael G. Gibbs**†
Suzy Gurton**
Ken Hewitt-White
Anna Hurst**
C. Renée James
James G. Manning**
Linda M. V. Martel
Robert Naeye
Tierney O’Dea
Jennifer Oman
Tanya Phillips
Stephen M. Pompea
Aaron Price
William Sheehan
Mike Simmons
Simon J. Steel
Richard Talcott
David J. Thompson
Constance E. Walker
Christopher Wanjek
Megan Watzke
Vivian White**
Simon Winston-Macauley

Volunteers who helped with the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series and its podcasts.

Douglas Bassler
Marty Kahn
Lori Thomas

SF Headquarter Volunteers and Bay Area Project ASTRO

Katarina Aiken
Katrina Hecker
Brian Lee
Eileen Olicker
Brian Seto
Calvin Thai
Nicole Thai
Emily White


 

*  Total Includes Corporate Matching Gift
†  ASP Board Member and/or Officer
**  ASP Staff Member

 
 

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