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Help Resurrect OSU's Mendenhall Observatory

$5,608
56%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
48 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 29, at 11:59 PM CST
Project Owners

PhilanthroPete Donor Challenge

First Place (Final)

$500

Dec 01, 2022

Andrew

Brown

Nov 29, 2022

Richard Copland

In Memory of George V Copland

$1,315

Nov 29, 2022

Anonymous

$10

Nov 29, 2022

Mario

Borunda

$20.01

Nov 29, 2022

Anonymous

Nov 29, 2022

Anonymous

Nov 29, 2022

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Nov 29, 2022

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Nov 29, 2022

Anonymous

Nov 29, 2022

Mayukh

Lahiri

$50

Nov 29, 2022

Anonymous

$100

Nov 29, 2022

Anonymous

Nov 29, 2022

Yingmei

Liu

Nov 29, 2022

Kelli

Leech

Nov 28, 2022

Gary

Ford

$414

Nov 28, 2022

Toby

Mendenhall

$50

Nov 27, 2022

Anonymous

In Memory of Chris Stafford

Nov 27, 2022

Camille

DeYong

$50

Nov 23, 2022

Shane

Berry

$100

Nov 22, 2022

Ashley and Zackary

Alegria

$20.01

Nov 21, 2022

Karen

Crowson

Nov 21, 2022

Doug

Sander

$100

Nov 20, 2022

Thomas

Bilitewski

Nov 19, 2022

Anonymous

Nov 17, 2022
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Year Established

Make a donation to honor the year the Mendenhall Observatory was established.

$50

In Memory of or to Honor

Make a donation in memory a loved one or to honor someone special in your life.

$85

Years since first Astronomer

Dr. Mendenhall was the first Astronomy professor ever hired by OSU. He started at OSU 85 years ago, in 1937. OSU's observatory is now named after him.

$132

Years since OSU founding

Your gift will honor the 132 years since Oklahoma State University was founded. OSU was founded on Christmas Day in 1890.

$414

Invention of the telescope

Your donation of $414 will celebrate the number of years that have passed since the telescope was invented. In 1608, the telescope was invented by a spectacle maker named Hans Lippershey. One year later, in 1609, Galileo Galilei built his own telescope and became the first person to point a telescope toward the night sky. With his telescope, he proved that the Sun was at the center of our Solar System, not the Earth.

$1,937

Year OSU hired Dr. Mendenhall

In 1937, Oklahoma State University hired its very first astronomer, Dr. Harrison Shepler Mendenhall, namesake of the Mendenhall Observatory.

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