Donate to NMSU Astronomy



Giving Tuesday 2018: The Department has identified the Clyde and Patricia Tombaugh Endowed Chair as its top priority for the 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign. See here for information about what the fund is used for, and here to make a contribution.



For general information about support for New Mexico State University, see

If you would like to make a donation to an existing NMSU Foundation fund in the Department of Astronomy, you can use any one of the following links:

Astronomy Department  
Astronomy Scholarship (funds, among other things, the Zia and Pegasus awards)
Clyde And Patricia Tombaugh Endowed Chair  (funds the Tombaugh Fellowship )
Kevin B. Marvel Endowed Fund (provides funds for the professional development of students in the Department)
A. Scott Murrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund (funds the Murrell award)
Dr. Barry N. Rappaport Memorial Scholarship (funds the Rappaport award)
William Webber Voyager Current Use Graduate Scholarship (funds the William Webber Voyager Graduate Fellowships)
Tortugas Mt. Observatory Current Use Fund (provides funds for maintenance and upgrade of 24″ telescope on Tortugas Mt.)
Gary D. Seipel Current Use Fund (provides funds for use at the Sunspot Solar Observatory)

If you are interested in establishing a new fund for the Department of Astronomy, please contact the Department Head and/or see the College of Arts and Sciences Donation Page for more information. Thank you.