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ASP Benefactors 2009

 

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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 for specific programs from January 1 to December 31, 2009. Their investment and partnership make 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
NASA Lunar Science Institute
Spitzer Science Center – JPL
TABASGO Foundation on behalf of Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope

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

California Space Grant Consortium – UCSD
Harverford College
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Burton & Deedee McMurtry
Gordon* & Diane Myers
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Northrop Grumman – Aerospace Systems
Donat G. Wentzel

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

Anonymous
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Kyle W. Blackman
Terry & Cindy Brennan
Dennis L. Carter
Michael F. Cronin
Catherine D. Garmany
Lynne A. Hillenbrand+
IBM Corporation – Matching Grants Program
Cathy G. Langridge+* in honor of Robert & Ruth Langridge
Bruce Partridge+
Ronald Rosano & Susan Morrow in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Sky-Skan, Inc.
The University of Chicago Press
Universities Space Research Association
Al Whaley

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

Capital College
Bruce W. Carney
Edward K. Conklin
Jo Ann Eder
Eugene E. Epstein+
Timothy & Carolyn Ferris
Alexei & Noelle Filippenko
John A. Graham in memory of Raymond E. White, Jr.
Russell A. Harding
Mary Kay Hemenway+
James B. Kaler+
Robert P. Kraft in support of PASP & Education Outreach
Levi Strauss Foundation
James G. Manning**
MWT Associates, Inc.
Virginia L. Trimble
Neil D. Tyson

Sponsor
($500 - $999)

Janet J. Asimov in memory of Isaac Asimov
Michael A. Bennett
Edna DeVore+
John & Gail Gaustad
Michael G. Gibbs+
William A. Gutsch, Jr.+
Judy D. Kass+
Kathleen E. Kraemer
Richard B. Larson
David J. Monyak
Nancy G. Roman
Philip J. Sakimoto+
Dennis L. Schatz
Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc.

Contributor
($250 - $499)

Andrew M. Abrahams
Frank N. Bash
Arthur N. Brown
Joseph C. Bunker
Morris J. Ellington
David G. Elliott
Richard T. Fienberg
Debra & Edward Fischer
Werner Graf
Arnold M. Heiser
James E. Hesser
Esther M. Hu
Deidre A. Hunter
Kenneth E. Kissell in memory of Chief Master Sergeant E.T. Tyson
Barbara A. Lindsay in memory of Dr. Robert D. Lindsay
Judith Marx Golub
Donald W. Mc Carthy, Jr.+
Chuck & Pat Mc Partlin
Craig Netwig
Benjamin L. Nocount & Rumbord Thompson
Richard Piedmonte
Stephen M. Pompea
John W. Reed in memory of Drs. Eli & Nola Haynes, Dr. Frank N. Edmunds, Jr. & Mr. Russell C. Maag
Conn & Susan Rusche in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Andrea E. Schweitzer in honor of The International Year of Astronomy
Frank H. Shu
Robert G. Southwick

Friend of the Society
($100 - $249)

Peter J. Adams
Thomas B. Ake
Allan & Katie Alcorn
Marsha Allen
Victor S. Alpher
   in memory of Dr. Ralph A. Alpher
Albert I. Andreiko
   in honor of The Universe
Marcia F. Bartusiak
Eric Becklin
Steven V. W. Beckwith+
Christo T. Bekiaris
Christopher A. Bennett
   in memory of Robert M. Bennett
Jeffrey & Lisa Bennett
Richard N. Berger
   in memory of Felix Murra
Chris D. Biemesderfer
Dennis C. Blanchard
   in memory of John S. Blanchard
Wayne & Dee Blinka
Walter K. Bonsack
Katherine Bracher
Clinton C. Brooks
Spencer L. Buckner
John W. Cary
Barbara A. Chaitin
Lynn R. Cominsky
Anne F. Cooper
Larry P. Cooper
   in memory of Dr. Ken DeWitt
Jean F. Cornuelle
Harold G. Corwin, Jr.
David H. DeVorkin
   in memory of Donald E. Osterbrock
Andrea K. Dobson
Reginald J. Dufour
   in memory of Donald E. Osterbrock
Thomas M. Foster
Andrew G. Fraknoi**
   in honor of the hard-working
   education staff at the ASP
James N. Fry
Raul Fuente Marcos
Neil A. Gehrels
Marc A. Gineris
James K. Gleim
Eunice & Douglas Goodan
William S. Green
Thomas P. Greene
Marshall Hall, III
Hermann Haupt
   in memory of Charles Fehrenbach
Isabel Hawkins
Robert J. Hawley
Chushiro Hayashi
David S. Heeschen
Kimberly A. Herrmann
David A. Hufnagel
   in honor of ANON
Raleigh E. Hughes, Jr.
Tim B. Hunter
David A. Hurdis
David E. Illig
Philip L. Inderwiesen
Nick Itsines
   in honor of Gail Itsines
Francine Jackson
James S. Jackson
   in memory of C.T. Shen
Alan Jaroslovsky
Kenneth M. Jones
Richard R. Joyce
Jun Jugaku
Dave Kary & Joann Eisberg
Francis W. Keeler, Jr.
Sen Kikuchi
Ivan R. King
in support of Bart Bok Fund
Jeanne Kirkwood
Steven M. Klean
Arnold R. Klemola
Donald O. Knapp
Paul H. Knappenberger, Jr.


Richard G. Kron
John & Jan Kronholm
Edwin C. Krupp
   in memory of Dr. George O. Abell
Lori A. Lambertson
   in memory of Tony Freeman, from all
   of TI
James W. Liebert
Jeffrey F. Lockwood
Peter J. Logan
   in honor of Andy Fraknoi
Nicholas & Annette Loutrel
Robert J. Lundstrom
Fred Marschak
Taha A. Massalha
   in memory of my parents
Wesley N. Mathews, Jr.
Joanne E. McGee
Kim K. McLeod
Steven P. Menaker
Ted Mitchell
Gregory Mulinare
Glenn C. Murray
Pauline A. Napieralski
Robert T. O'Dell
Orlando Parsi Ros
Evans W. Paschal
John R. Percy
Stephen C. Perrenod*
   in memory of Marc Aaronson
Alexander R. Peters
Melbert E. Peterson
Al Pickett
Barbara J. Planck
Gary W. Portenier
J. A. Posey, Jr.
Sandra L. Preston
Martin Ratcliffe
Miguel A. Rivera
George C. Roberts
George J. Roberts
Roland B. Roberts
Scott W. Roberts+
Jeffrey D. Rosendhal
   in memory of Rupert Wildt
A. Eric Rydgren
   in memory of Raymond White
Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer
   in honor of James G. Manning, ASP
   Executive Director
Andrew M. Schlei
Edward G. Schmidt
Maarten Schmidt
Richard L. Schneider
Libbie A. Schock
Gregory R. Schultz**
Frank R. Shaug
Daniel & Jean Shaw
Richard A. Shaw
Gregory A. Shields
Janet P. Simpson
W. Thomas Stalker, III & Bud Stalker
Jerry W. Stewart
Edward C. Stone
Ray R. Stonecipher
Thomas C. Strickland
Sun Microsystems Foundation, Inc.
Thomas M. Tekach
Laurie A. Toyama
Seth L. Tuttle
Elizabeth O. Waagen
   in memory of Janet A. Mattei
Marshall W. Walker
Elizabeth M. Warner
Harold F. Weaver
   in memory of Carter Roberts
Kay M. Wilson
Robert E. Wilson
Robert F. Wing
Adolf N. Witt
   in memory of Prof. Donald E.
   Osterbrock

Supporter
($1 - $99)

Anonymous
Fred Alcantar, Jr.
Adrian K. Almquist
Les & Mary Anderson
Don Augenstein
Dana E. Backman
John R. Baker
Bruce Balick
Lolly & Chris Barnes
   in memory of William W. Lee, Jr.
James R. Bedient
Marni** & Richard Berendsen
Karen S. Bjorkman
in memory of Arthur D. Code
David C. Black+
Richard S. Bogart
Lawrence W. Bradford
Paul A. Bradley
Judith E. Braffman-Miller
   in memory of grandparents
Thomas C. Bretl
Albert M. Brettner
Patrick E. Brigham
Martha & Raymond Bright
David A. Brozovsky
Jo Anne Bucsko
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Stephen & Mary Helen Burroughs
Warren E. Byrne
Vince V. Caracci
Brian Casey & Andrea Cox
Patrick Cassen & Dorothy Woolum
Jan Chong
   in honor of Dimitri Veras
Edward L. Chupp
Brett A. Coker & Shawn Fleming-Coker
Richard Combs & Baerbel Steffestun
Jack J. Condon
Glenn Cooper
Sarah G. Corder
Fauno L. Cordes
Harold P. Coyle, Jr.
Joycelin Craig & Conrad Lopez
Thomas & Annelle Craig
Robert W. Crawford
   in memory of Dr. Robert Chambers
Jean M. Creighton
Delwin R. Croom
   in memory of Delwin & Ann Croom
Paolo A. Custodi
Peter De Baan
Paul D. Dickson
William C. Dillon
Vicki Dowling
   in honor of Judy Boggs
Robert J. Dukes, Jr.
   in memory of Bart Bok
Kenneth & Linda Dulaney
David & Joan Dunham
Glen W. Erickson
Carroll L. Evans, Jr.
Sarah Falk
Steven R. Federman
George F. Feliz
Mary Ann Fell
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Fierstein
Mark A. Folkerts
Virginia Fontana
   in memory of Jessie Fontana
Michael H. Francis
Richard S. Freedman
Malcolm C.V. Fridlund
Christoph V. Friedeburg
Alan J. Friedman
David J. Fry
John S. Gallagher, III
   in memory of James W. Hutchinson
Thomas L. Gandet
   in honor of Paul B. Etzel
David K. Garrison
Robert B. Gex, IV
Richard & Eileen Gibbs
Darrow E. Haagensen, Jr.
Roger A. Haas
   in memory of Donna M. Haas
Walter H. Haas
William L. Habeeb
Paul S. Hardersen
Pamela K. Harman
Edward & Sharon Harris
John D. Harris
Cinndy K. Hart
Janice Harvey
William A. Hatt
Louis C. Haughney
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Richard W. Heuermann
Richard A. Hildebrand
Jay Hoehl
Elliott P. Horch
   in memory of Ruth P. Horch
Roger A. Howerton
Mary & Joseph Hughes
Edward S. Jackson
Michael Jefferson
David C. Jenner
Donald L. Johnson
Scott D. Johnson
Vesa T. Junkkarinen
Leif & Karla Jurvetson
Norman T. Kadomoto
Wesley D. Kelly
Richard W. Kielhorn
Sherri King
Alice Kramer
Louis W. Kunz
Brewster W. Lamacchia

Thomas G. Lanneville
   in memory of Paul H. Lanneville
Almon E. Larsh, Jr.
Patricia Lawton & Joel Offenberg
Robert L. Layman
Larry & Nancy Lebofsky
Anna M. LeRoux
Lincoln School Parent's Club
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Carol Lloyd
James C. Lochner
Timothy W. Lynch
Robert D. Magarian
Loris Magnani
Toni Martinez & Nancy Luginbill
Donald H. Martins
Larry Mascotti
Christopher W. Mauche
Larry D. McCarroll
   in memory of Therma Rose Wysong McCarroll
Liam McDaid
Robin H. McGlohn
Gary W. McLeod
McNear Elementary School
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Allen F. Moench
Bruce A. Mohler
Frederick P. Montana
Nancy D. Morrison
Michael H. Munoz
Jack D. Nadeau
John C. Noble
North Hillsborough School
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Donald E. O'Mara
Richard & Krys Owens
Thomas L. Page
Thomas G. Pannuti
James G. Peters
Bradley M. Peterson
   in memory of Andrew Wilson
Charles J. Peterson
   in memory of Frederick Seares
Darwin R. Poulos
John H. Preston
Frederick J. Raab
Margaret S. Race
Michael P. Ragan
Lee Read
Matthew J. Richter
Jane J. Risk
Jack H. Robinson
Vera C. Rubin
Bernard Sadoulet
Richard D. Sakal
Scott & Betsy Sandford
Gary E. Sanger
Robert L. Schafer
Lani Schonberg
Charles A. Schweighauser
   in memory of Bart Bok
Francois Schweizer
Andrew W. Seacord, II
Jerry J. Sershen
Whitney W. Shane
Sarahann Shapiro
Stephen J. Shawl
Mark A. Shure
Tammy A. Smecker-Hane
   in honor of Alan Sandage
Horace A. Smith
Dava Sobel
St. Cecilia School
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Martha Stahr Carpenter
William L. Stein
Kathleen M. Steinauer
Terry & Linda Stephenson
Mr. & Ms. Berton L. Stevens, Jr.
Robert W. Stevenson
Dean J. Stoker
Sidney N. Stone
Richard J. Stover
John J. Sunta, III
Theodore D. Tarbell
John R. Teerlink
Arthur W. Thomas
Thompson & Tran
John R. Thorstensen
James D. Thursby
Alan T. Tokunaga
L. Michael Tompkins
John D. Trasco
Robert G. Tull
LouAnn S. Tung
Gay Van Horn & Alan Koenig
Charles VanOrden
Sue Walker-Waber
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Frederick M. Walter
Rene Walterbos
David & Hideko Weissgerber
Michael W. Werner
Mark A. Wessels
Ray J. Weymann
Ronald S. Whitehead
Michael Wightman
Susan M. Wilkerson
Janis F. Winter
Larry & Sharon Woods
Amy J. Wright
   in support of Bay Area Project
   ASTRO
Byron O. Wyman
Edward J. Young
   in memory of Clyde Tombaugh
Norbert & Marion Zacharias

In-Kind Support

Dennis L. Carter
James B. Kaler+
Richard Piedmonte
Frank H. Shu

Matching Gifts

IBM Corporation – Matching Grants Program
Levi Strauss Foundation
Sun Microsystems Foundation, Inc.

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 / Kalmbach Publishing
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 2008 contributors).

Mohammad A. Abuknudma
Aldo Arredondo
Cornelius J. Baker, III
Donald S. Branum
Joel D. Corcoran
Wyatt W. Davis
Patricia Devlieg
Alicia L. Faires
James R. Fisher
Rodney Frame
John M. Grunsfeld
Robert E. Jolda
Ken Lai
Gary Levario
Nannette O. Locke
Dorian Lok
Andre McCaskill
Allen Porras
Rocky J. Reed
Wade J. Richards
Andrew Salata
John P. Schafer
Anthony Segredo
Paul D. Skankland
David J. Sushinsky
Matias Tejero-Leon
Daniel E. Wagner
Diane Wallace

Family Membership

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

Adrian K. Almquist
Les & Mary Anderson
Marni** & Richard Berendsen
Thomas C. Bretl
Martha & Raymond Bright
Stephen & Mary Helen Burroughs
Patrick Cassen & Dorothy Woolum
Edward L. Chupp
Brett A. Coker & Mrs. Shawn Fleming-Coker
Richard L. Combs & Baerbel Steffestun
Thomas & Annelle Craig
David W. Dunham
Alan J. Friedman
Edward & Sharon Harris
Mary & Joseph Hughes
Leif & Karla Jurvetson
Sherri King
Brewster W. Lamacchia
Patricia Lawton & Joel Offenberg
Larry & Nancy Lebofsky
Toni O. Martinez
Scott & Betsy Sandford
Libbie A. Schock
Kathleen M. Steinauer
Terry & Linda Stephenson
Mr. & Ms. Berton L. Stevens, Jr.
John R. Teerlink
Gay Van Horn & Alan Koenig
Charles VanOrden
David & Hideko Weissgerber
Larry & Sharon Woods
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
Eric Becklin
Jeffrey & Lisa Bennett
Wayne & Dee Blinka
Clinton C. Brooks
Barbara A. Chaitin
Lynn R. Cominsky
Jean F. Cornuelle
Lisa A. Crist
Michael F. Cronin
Alexei & Noelle Filippenko
Michael G. Gibbs+
Marc A. Gineris
Thomas P. Greene
Robert J. Hawley
David S. Heeschen
Lynne A. Hillenbrand+
Francine Jackson
Richard R. Joyce
Dave Kary & Joann Eisberg
Cathy G. Langridge+*
James W. Liebert
Nicholas & Annette Loutrel

James G. Manning**
Fred Marschak
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck E. Mc Partlin
Steven P. Menaker
Ted Mitchell
Pauline A. Napieralski
Robert T. O'Dell
Alexander R. Peters
Gary W. Portenier
J. A. Posey, Jr.
John W. Reed
Miguel A. Rivera
Scott W. Roberts+
Dennis L. Schatz
Andrew M. Schlei
Richard L. Schneider
Gregory R. Schultz**
Frank R. Shaug
Daniel & Jean Shaw
W. Thomas Stalker, III & Bud Stalker
Edward C. Stone
Ray R. Stonecipher
Thomas M. Tekach
Laurie A. Toyama
Seth L. Tuttle
Elizabeth M. Warner

Members of the ASP Heritage Society

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

ASP's 2009 Annual Conference

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

121st Annual Meeting at Millbrae, California

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
California Space Grant Consortium – UCSD
Capital College
Explore Scientific
MWT Associates, Inc.
NASA Lunar Science Institute
NASA Science Mission Directorate
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Northrop Grumman – Aerospace Systems
Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc.
SETI Institute
Sky-Skan, Inc.
Spitzer Science Center – JPL
The Astronomical Association of Northern California
The University of Chicago Press

Our Loyal Volunteers

Mercury Contributors
John Avant
Jennifer Birriel
Katherine Bracher
David Bruning
Andrew Chakin
Lynette R. Cook
Clifford J. Cunningham
Rowena Davis
Paul Deans**
Daniel D. Durda
Duncan A. Forbes
Katy Garmany
Alan Gould
Michael G. Gibbs+
Ken Hewitt-White
Lynne Hillenbrand
Pavel Kroupa
James G. Manning**
Manuel Metz
Bruce Partridge
Lee Spitler
Martin Ratcliffe
Christopher Wanjek

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
Anders Chippindale
Kjersti Chippindale
Angelica Renee Faustino
Eileen Olicker
Nicole Thai
Emily White


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

 
 

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