All donations are deeply appreciated. Examples of how this funding is used to support the department include:

  • Enabling upgrades to the historic Orchard Hill telescope
  • Supporting paid undergraduate research for historically excluded groups through the AstroTROUP program
  • Funding student conference travel and named awards for students’ scholarly achievements.

We are grateful for all those who have given, and those who continue to give.

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If donating by check, please, follow the instructions below:

  1. Make your check payable to the "Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst"
  2. Note in the memo line of your check how you would like to designate your gift
  3. Mail your check to:
    Records and Gift Processing
    Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    134 Hicks Way,
    Amherst, MA 01003