a bulletin board on display in the observatory
Star adoptions make ideal gifts to:
Adopters will receive:
In addition, the name of the adopter (and donor where applicable) will be recorded next to the existing official name of the star in a registry to be placed on display in the U of S observatory building. (Official star names are only assigned by the International Astronomical Union. Please note that nobody can purchase an official star name or receive any official recognition through participation in any program including this Adopt-A-Star Fundraising Program at the University of Saskatchewan.)
receive a tax-deductible receipt.
(Charitable registration #119279313RR0001)
Observatory facilities at the University of Saskatchewan are available for use by both university students and visitors to the campus. The telescopes and other scientific equipment are used by university students during the laboratory component of their courses. University personnel regularly offer tours of the observatory to elementary and high school classes, youth groups and other community associations. The Observatory is staffed year-round on Saturday nights so that any visitor may view celestial objects through the telescope.What will your donation support?
Astronomical equipment is expensive. Your donation will help to purchase and maintain telescopes and facilities at the University of Saskatchewan and to hire personnel to conduct astronomy programs for the community.How to Adopt-A-Star
Stars may be adopted at the U of S observatory by making a tax-deductible contribution payable to the University of Saskatchewan. Adoption rates depend upon the star's apparent brightness as follows:
First Magnitude Stars
(brightest stars with magnitude m < 1.9)
Second Magnitude Stars
(very bright stars with magnitude 2.0 > m < 2.9)
Third Magnitude Stars
(bright stars with magnitude 3.0 > m < 3.9)
Fourth Magnitude Stars
(moderately bright stars with magnitude m > 4.0)
If you have questions about the adoption process or wish to obtain the official magnitude of a star, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (306) 966-6396.
Drop by the Observatory for Adoption Request Forms or phone (306) 966-6396 and request a form to be mailed to you.
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