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ASP Benefactors 2011

 

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THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC WISHES TO THANK the following organizations and individuals for their generous philanthropic support. This list reflects gifts and grants received between March 1, 2011, and February 29, 2012. Funds raised support the ASP's mission to foster scientific curiosity, advance science literacy, and share the joy of exploration and discovery — to encourage tomorrow's science, technology, and academic leaders. Although each star shines alone, they add up to a glittering night sky. Likewise, each donation adds to the next to make a great impact. Thank you for making it possible!

Society Benefactor
($25,000 and above)

Estate of Kenneth L. Cashdollar
Estate of Leopold Tedesco
Windy Ridge Foundation in support of Galileo Teacher Training Program

President's Circle
($5,000 – $24,999)

Bessermer Trust
Estate of Mark A. Stolle
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Gordon+ & Diane Myers
NASA Herschel Science Center (NHSC)
NASA Lunar Science Institute
NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory
NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program – JPL
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Spitzer Science Center (SSC)

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

Anonymous (1)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Kyle W. Blackman
Capitol College
Cathy G. Langridge+*
Levi Strauss Foundation*
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
National Space Grant Foundation in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Ronald Rosano & Susan Morrow in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Sky-Skan, Inc.
SPIE in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
The University of Chicago Press
Charles R. Thurber, Jr. in honor of Andrew G. Fraknoi & in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Neil deGrasse Tyson

ASP Associate
($1,000 – $1,999)

American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Terence & Cynthia Brennan
Edward & Elizabeth Conklin
Jo Ann Eder
Timothy & Carolyn Ferris – The Swig Foundation
Christopher J. Ford+
John A. Graham in memory of Bart J. Bok
IBM Corporation – Corporate Citizenship & Corporation Affairs
IBM Corporation – Matching Grants Program*
Robert P. Kraft in support of PASP & Education Outreach
James G. Manning**
Bruce Partridge
Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc.
Solar Dynamicsw Observatory (SDO)
Virginia L. Trimble in memory of Brian Marsden, Leif Robinson & Allan Sandage
University of Wyoming – CAPER Team
Connie E. Walker+
Al Whaley

Sponsor
($500 – $999)

Celestron, LLC
Edna DeVore+
Alex & Noelle Filippenko in memory of Weidong Li
Marc A. Gineris
William A. Gutsch, Jr.+
Mary Kay Hemenway
Lynne A. Hillenbrand
Kenneth M. Jones
Judy+ & Roy Kass
Kathleen E. Kraemer in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Richard B. Larson
John C. Mather
D. Gregory McNeil
David J. Monyak
Jacqueline Rigoni in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
G. Mark Voit & Megan Donahue

Contributor
($250 – $499)

American Elements
Frank N. Bash
Eric Becklin
Michael A. Bennett
Clinton C. Brooks
Chuck J. Bueter
Richard C. Burnett
Charlesbridge Publishing
Ismar Cintora
Donald R. Davis
Paul Deans** in memory of Pat Price
Peter W. Deutsch
Morris J. Ellington
David G. Elliott
Andrew G. Fraknoi**
Raul Fuente Marcos
Katy D. Garmany
Michael G. Gibbs+
Werner Graf
Russell A. Harding
David S. Heeschen
Arnold M. Heiser
James B. Kaler
Francis W. Keeler, Jr.
Shawn A. Laatsch+
Conn & Susan S. Rusche Fund – Marin Community Foundation in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Chuck & Pat McPartlin
Gregory S. Mumford
MWT Associates, Inc.
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) & Windows to the Universe
Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Alexander R. Peters
Stephen M. Pompea
Schyleen Qualls+
Miguel A. Rivera
Nancy G. Roman
Dennis L. Schatz
Edward G. Schmidt
Gregory R. Schultz**
Robert G. Southwick
Marshall W. Walker
Robert E. Wilson

Friend of the Society
($100 – $249)

Andrew M. Abrahams
Thomas B. Ake
Allan & Katie Alcorn
Albert I. Andreiko
Marcia F. Bartusiak
Steven V. W. Beckwith
Christo T. Bekiaris
Jeffrey & Lisa Bennett
Jacqueline K. Beucher
Chris D. Biemesderfer
Dennis C. Blanchard
Wayne & Dee Blinka
Walter K. Bonsack
Katherine Bracher
Spencer L. Buckner
Jo Anne Bucsko in honor of John Gregg – AVID Astronomer
Chevron Corporation*
J. Donald Cline
Richard L. Combs & Baerbel Steffestun
Lynn R. Cominsky
Lisa A. Crist
Roger E. Davis
Durruty Jesus de Alba Martinez
Susan E. Deustua
Lawrence D. Dickinson
William C. Dillon in honor of Edwin Hubble & Harlow Shapley
Andrea K. Dobson
Reginald J. Dufour
Mary E. Dussault
Richard T. Fienberg
Debra A. Fischer
Thomas A. Fleming
Daniel W. Fong
Thomas G. Franke
Malcolm C. V. Fridlund
James N. Fry
Gartner, Inc.*
Neil A. Gehrels
Richard & Eileen Gibbs
John W. Glaspey in memory of Raymond White, Jr.
Eunice & Douglas Goodan
Alan D. Gould
Theodore A. Haigh
William L. Hansen
Edward & Sharon Harris
Cinndy K. Hart
Hermann Haupt in memory of Lick Observatory 1951–52
Isabel Hawkins
Kim Hayden
James E. Hesser
Esther M. Hu
Raleigh E. Hughes, Jr.
Deidre A. Hunter
Christopher D. Impey+
Philip Inderwiesen* & Patricia Tovsen
Francine Jackson
Suzanne & George Jacoby
Alan Jaroslovsky
Richard R. Joyce
Jun Jugaku
Rosa Jul
Dave Kary & Joann Eisberg
Sen Kikuchi
Ivan R. King in support of Bart Bok Fund
Jeanne Kirkwood
Arnold R. Klemola
Donald O. Knapp
David C. Koo
Cornelis J. Koomen
Andy J. Kreyche
Edwin C. Krupp in memory of Dr. George O. Abell
Arlo U. Landolt
Nancy Lanning
Kristine M. Larsen in memory of Dorrit Hoffleit
Scott & Roxanne Ledford
Carol R. Levy
Karen K. Lind
Jeffrey F. Lockwood
Loris Magnani
Steward R. Maines
John A. Malley in honor of
Halton Arp
Fred Marschak
Wesley N. Mathews, Jr.
Kirsten Maynard
Donald W. McCarthy, Jr.+
Steven P. Menaker
Richard J. Messina
Joseph A. Minafra
Ted Mitchell
Nancy D. Morrison
Gregory Mulinare
Robert T. O'Dell
David G. Opstad
Joseph Orr
Matthew P. Pappas in memory of Mary Lomaga
Evans W. Paschal
Carolyn & Mark Petersen in honor of Mark & Carolyn Collins Petersen
Thomas G. Phillips
Al Pickett
Gary W. Portenier
Harry C. Portwood
J. A. Posey, Jr.
Thomas E. Pruitt
Michael P. Ragan
John & Monique Reed in memory of Drs. Eli & Nola Haynes; Dr. Frank N. Edmunds, Jr; & Mr. Russell C. Maag
Jeffrey D. Rosendhal in honor of Nancy Roman
A. Eric Rydgren in memory of Bart J. Bok
Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer in honor of Jim Manning
Richard D. Sakal
Andrew M. Schlei
Maarten Schmidt
Richard L. Schneider
Andrea E. Schweitzer
Jennifer E. Scott
Daniel & Jean Shaw
Richard A. Shaw
Gregory A. Shields in memory of Donald E. Osterbrock
Janet P. Simpson
Denise Smith
Barbara P. Smith-Moran in memory of John Huchra & Don Backer – Astronomer Friends
Michael L. Sowle**
Gordon Squires
W. Thomas Stalker, III & Bud Stalker
William L. Stein
Alice A. Stewart
Jerry W. Stewart
Edward C. Stone
Ray R. Stonecipher
Terry J. Teays
Thomas M. Tekach
Silvia Torres-Peimbert
Robert G. Tull
Arthur H. Vaughan
Frederick M. Walter
Susan M. Wilkerson
Kay M. Wilson
Robert F. Wing

Supporter
($1 – $99)

Anonymous (1)
Karl Allmendinger
Les & Mary Anderson
Kimberly Arcand
John T. Armstrong
John R. Baker
Bruce Balick
Thomas G. Barnes, III
Susan C. Batson
Priscilla J. Benson
Marni** & Richard Berendsen
Karrie M. Berglund
Mary Ann Berry in memory of Harold J. Muckley, MIT Class of 1939
Jeanne E. Bishop
William K. Blades in memory of Margie Blades
Candy & Dean Blakeslee
Richard S. Bogart
Paul A. Bradley
Judith E. Braffman-Miller in honor of Sam
Patrick E. Brigham
Martha & Raymond Bright
David A. Brozovsky
Kathleen M. Burns
Stephen & Mary Helen Burroughs
John W. Cary
Brian Casey & Andrea Cox
Patrick Cassen & Dorothy Woolum
Katherine C. Cassidy
Kate Cavanaugh in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Susan A. Chambers
Rilla & Marvin Chaney in honor of Tinka Ross
Edward L. Chupp in memory of Reuven Ramaty
Yigal Cidon
Paul G. Comba
Anne F. Cooper
Sarah G. Corder
Jean F. Cornuelle
Harold G. Corwin, Jr.
Harold P. Coyle, Jr.
Joycelin Craig
Thomas & Annelle Craig
Robert W. Crawford in memory of Dr. Robert Chambers
Dale P. Cruikshank
Paolo A. Custodi
Pamela De Carli in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Frank De Francesco
Donald A. Demers, Jr.
David H. DeVorkin
James M. Dobbs in honor of my grandson
Rosa Doran
Kenneth L. Dulaney*
David & Joan Dunham
Jane Dunkin
Raquel Eftana in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Debra M. Elmegreen
Glen W. Erickson
Sarah Falk
Steven R. Federman
Paul S. Feinzimer
George F. Feliz
Allan E. Fenske
Joseph H. Fierstein
Virginia J. Fontana in memory of Vince & Jessie Fontana
Susan Forson in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Michael H. Francis
Richard S. Freedman
Alan J. Friedman
David J. Fry
Thomas L. Gandet in memory of Dr. Frank Kameny
Pamela L. Gay
Harold A. Geller in memory of Richard B. Geller
Robert B. Gex, IV
Irene Glover
John & Josephine Golcher
John J. Grant
Timothy J. Gray
Thomas P. Greene
Erika D. Grundstrom
Roger A. Haas
Walter H. Haas in memory of Beryl E. Haas
William L. Habeeb
Marshall Hall, III
Richard J. Harms
John D. Harris
Janice Harvey
John B. Hassett
Louis C. Haughney in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Jeffrey J. Hayes
W. D. Herbert
Richard W. Heuermann
James T. Himer
Elliott P. Horch in memory of Ruth P. Horch
Janet S. Howard
Roger A. Howerton
Mary & Joseph Hughes
Robert L. Humphreys, Jr.
Keith Hunniford
Tim B. Hunter
Nick Itsines
David C. Jenner
Alan T. Johnson
Clyde R. Jolie-Ashe in memory of Steven M. Ashe
Kurt D. Joviak
Vesa T. Junkkarinen
Norman T. Kadomoto
Debora M. Katz
Bert G. Katzung
Lisabeth M. Kissner
Steven M. Klean
David W. Klemp
John Kronholm
David J. Kuebel
Louis W. Kunz
Megan Kuykendall in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Brewster W. Lamacchia
Lori A. Lambertson in memory of Tony Freeman
Patricia Lawton & Joel Offenberg
Robert L. Layman
Larry & Nancy Lebofsky
John A. Leigh
Mario Livio
Peter J. Logan
Timothy W. Lynch in support of COSMOS
Brian & Maureen Maerz
Robert D. Magarian
Roger L. Mansfield
Dennis Martin
Toni Martinez & Nancy Luginbill
Harold F. Mason
Rachel M. Mastrapa
Verna L. McBee in memory of Vernon A. McBee
Joanne E. McGee
Robin H. McGlohn
Daniel H. McIntosh in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Christopher F. McKee
Gary W. McLeod
Thomas R. McNeal
Allen F. Moench
Frederick P. Montana
Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Brian W. Murphy
Glenn C. Murray
Biranchi N. Nayak
Leonard E. Nelson
Ben G. Neumayer
Stefan A. Nicholson
John C. Noble
Patrick S. Osmer
Ruth L. Paglierani
Thomas G. Pannuti
William M. Pate, Jr.
James G. Peters
Andy Peterson
Charles J. Peterson in memory of Frederick Seares
Laura M. Peticolas
Philip & Lynne Pierpont
Thomas Pierson
Barbara J. Planck
Michael J. Portuesi
Frederick J. Raab
Lee Read
Luisa M. Rebull
John A. Richards
Otto G. Richter in memory of Allan Sandage
Steven N. Rider
Jane J. Risk
Thomas Rolfsmeyer
Pedro Russo
Lori B. Rutherford
Bernard Sadoulet
Robert J. Sager
Leon R. Sahlman
Scott & Betsy Sandford
Gary E. Sanger
Robert L. Schafer
Lani A. J. Schonberg
Francois Schweizer
J. Daniel Sedillo
Jerry J. Sershen
William Seybold
W. Whitney Shane
Henry L. Shipman in memory of Bart Bok
Kurt Sinclair
Anne M. Smith in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Horace A. Smith
Dava Sobel
Leonard H. Solomon
Hallie R. Spurr-Heckler
Martha Stahr Carpenter
Michele Stark & Rajib Ganguly
Terry & Linda Stephenson
John A. Stevens
Jeff L. Stone
John J. Sunta, III
John & Kealoha Swatek in honor of Mike Morrow of Hale Hoku Observatory
John R. Teerlink
Norman G. Thomas
James D. Thursby
Alan T. Tokunaga
John D. Trasco
George E. Tucker
Francisco G. Valdes
Dianne M. Veenstra
Ted C. Vredenburg
Fred L. Walker
Rene A. Walterbos
Wayne H. Warren, Jr.
Westminster Astronomical Society, Inc.
Ray J. Weymann
Richard D. Wheatley, Sr.
Nathaniel M. White
Robert H. Wiersma
Linda I. Winkler
Janice L. Winsby in support of Bay Area Project ASTRO
Janis F. Winter
Gary L. Wood
Larry & Sharon Woods
John R. Wronski
Byron O. Wyman
Kenneth M. Yoss in memory of Allan Sandage
Anne G. Young
Edward J. Young
Norbert & Marion Zacharias
Kenneth W. Zeigler

In-Kind Support

Crelin Creative
Soroor Ebnesajjad
Explore Scientific
Rick Lenon
Pratt Street Alehouse

Matching Gifts

Chevron Corporation
IBM Corporation – Matching Grants Program
Levi Strauss Foundation
Combined
Federal
Campaign
A special thank you to the federal, state, and local employees who contributed via payroll deduction (Fall 2011 contributors).
James Fisher
Heather Gepford
Geoffrey L. Niemela
Hugh E. Osborne
Meghan Tebow
Matias Tejero-Leon
Carol Tyler

Family Membership
A portion of the dues is to support the ASP's mission and education programs.

Les & Mary Anderson
Marni** & Richard Berendsen
Priscilla J. Benson
Martha & Raymond Bright
Stephen & Mary Helen Burroughs
Brian Casey & Andrea Cox
Patrick Cassen & Dorothy Woolum
Jean F. Cornuelle
Thomas & Annelle Craig
David & Joan Dunham
Alan J. Friedman
Thomas P. Greene
Mary & Joseph Hughes
Kurt D. Joviak
Brewster W. Lamacchia
Patricia Lawton & Joel Offenberg
Larry & Nancy Lebofsky
Brian & Maureen Maerz
Toni Martinez & Nancy Luginbill
Rachal M. E. Mastrapa
Joanne E. McGee
Michael J. Portuesi
Frederick J. Raab
Scott & Betsy Sandford
Michele Stark & Rajib Ganguly
Terry & Linda Stephenson
John R. Teerlink
Larry & Sharon Woods
Edward J. Young
Norbert & Marion Zacharias

Supporter's Circle Membership
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
Jacqueline K. Beucher
Wayne & Dee Blinka
Ismar Cintora
J. Donald Cline
Richard L. Combs & Baerbel Steffestun
Edward & Elizabeth Conklin
Lisa A. Crist
Durruty Jesus de Alba Martinez
Lawrence D. Dickinson
Andrea K. Dobson
Alex & Noelle Filippenko
Thomas A. Fleming
Edward & Sharon Harris
Cinndy K. Hart
Isabel Hawkins
David S. Heeschen
Lynne A. Hillenbrand
Francine Jackson
Richard R. Joyce
Dave Kary & Joann Eisberg
Judy+ & Roy Kass
Cornelis J. Koomen
Andy J. Kreyche
Shawn A. Laatsch
Cathy G. Langridge+*
Nancy Lanning
Carol R. Levy
James G. Manning**
Fred Marschak
Donald W. Mc Carthy, Jr.+
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck E. McPartlin
Steven P. Menaker
Ted Mitchell
Gordon+ & Diane Myers
Pauline A. Napieralski
Robert T. O'Dell
Joseph Orr
Alexander R. Peters
Gary W. Portenier
Harry C. Portwood
J. A. Posey, Jr.
Thomas E. Pruitt
Schyleen Qualls+
Michael P. Ragan
John & Monique Reed
Miguel A. Rivera
Dennis L. Schatz
Andrew M. Schlei
Richard L. Schneider
Gregory R. Schultz**
Andrea E. Schweitzer
Daniel & Jean Shaw
W. Thomas Stalker, III & Bud Stalker
William L. Stein
Edward C. Stone
Ray R. Stonecipher
Thomas M. Tekach
Susan M. Wilkerson

Members of the ASP Heritage Society

Anonymous (1)
Robert D. Arnott
Michael Bennett & Leslie Larson
Jeanne Bishop
Terence & Cynthia Brennan
William Howard, III
J. Daniel Sedillo

ASP's 2011 Annual Conference
Connecting People to Science – Baltimore, MD

The following individuals and organizations have contributed significant support and sponsorship to the success of this conference.
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
American Elements
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Capitol College
Celestron, LLC
Charlesbridge Publishing
Crelin Creative
Explore Scientific
MWT Associates, Inc.
NASA Herschel Science Center (NHSC)
NASA Infrared Processing & Analysis Center (IPAC)
NASA Lunar Science Institute
NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory
NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program – JPL
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) & Windows to the Universe
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Pratt Street Ale House
Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc.
Sky-Skan, Inc.
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Space Telescope Science Institute (STSI)
Spitzer Science Center (SSC)
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
The University of Chicago Press
University of Wyoming – CAPER Team

Our Loyal Volunteers

PASP Contributors
Daniel G. Fabricant, Associate Editor
Robert P. Kraft
PASP Reviewers

Mercury Contributors
Nabila Aghanim
Rhoda Berenson
Jennifer Birriel
David T. Blewett
Katherine Bracher
David Bruning
Bethany E. Cobb
Clifford J. Cunningham
Paul Deans** (Editor)
Clive Dickinson
Douglas Duncan
Daniel D. Durda
Nalini Easwar
Kate Follette
Michael G. Gibbs+
Inge Heyer
Joseph B. Jensen
Guilaine Lagache
Thierry Legault
James Lochner
James G. Manning**
Donald W. McCarthy, Jr.+
Ludovic Montier
Bruce Partridge
Nick Risinger
Randy Russell
Christopher Wanjek
Richard E. White

Volunteers who helped with the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series and its podcasts
Douglas Bassler
Andrew G. Fraknoi**
Marty Kahn
David Manzo
Lori Thomas

Volunteers who helped with the Night Sky Network Toolkits
Antelope Valley Astronomy Club – Shane Barker & Nick Bennett
Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory – Forrest Lockhart & Gene Grahek
Charlie Elliot Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club – Theo W. Ramakers
Mount Diablo Astronomical Society – Jim Head
San Mateo County Astronomical Society – John Fiske & Ed Pieret
Sierra Stargazers – Cindy Terpe

AFGU/Sky Rangers Volunteers
Joan Chamberlin
Betty Glass
Laurel Ladwig
Tyler Nordgren
Richard Ossowski
Bert Probst
Bob Reichman

SF Headquarter Volunteers
Anders Chippindale
Kjersti Chippindale
Eileen Olicker
Dennis Thai
Nicole Thai


* Total includes Corporate Matching Gift
+ ASP Board Member and/or Officer
** ASP Staff Member

 
 

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