Support MRO

 


There are many ways you can support MRO.

If you have any questions or further inquiries about supporting MRO do not hesitate to contact us!

Friends of MRO

Membership Type Annual Cost Benefits
Observer (individual)
SELECT
$50
  • Membership card
  • Subscription to monthly electronic newsletter
  • Access to 1 nighttime star party per year
  • Annual subscription to printed Newsletter
 

Observer (family, 2–4  people)
SELECT
$75
  • Membership cards
  • Subscription to monthly electronic newsletter
  • Access for the family to 1 nighttime star party per year
  • Annual subscription to printed Newsletter
 

Solar System
SELECT
$175
  • Membership card
  • Subscription to monthly electronic newsletter
  • 2 Star Party passes to share with family and friends
  • Annual subscription to printed Newsletter
  • 2 complimentary passes to Open Day tours of the Observatory
 

Founders
SELECT
$1996
  • Membership card
  • Subscription to monthly electronic newsletter
  • 2 Star Party passes to share with family and friends
  • Annual subscription to printed Newsletter
  • 2 complimentary passes to Open Day tours of the Observatory
  • Invitations to special events & presentations
  • Private, personal tour guided by a MRO scientist
 

The Universe
SELECT
$5000
  • Membership card
  • Subscription to monthly electronic newsletter
  • 2 Star Party passes to share with family and friends
  • Annual subscription to printed Newsletter
  • 2 complimentary passes to Open Day tours of the Observatory
  • Invitations to special events & presentations
  • Invitation to exclusive Observatory Dinner held during the Open Day Festival
  • Private, personal tour guided by the MRO Program Director
 

You may also sign up for your membership via the NEW MEXICO TECH GIVING page

Where Does My Money Go?

Education

  • Teacher Professional Development Workshops
  • student field experience, on-site and distance learning
  • resources for minority students
  • funding for graduate student observing time

Public Outreach

  • developing online resources
  • developing public information materials
  • Star Parties

Education and Public Outreach

  • conferences
  • exhibitions
  • open house & community days

Facilities

  • New Main Visitor Center
  • public telescopes & domes
  • facilities and equipment for the on-site visitor center
  • facilities for amateur astronomers

Gift Planning

Individuals who wish to support MRO and the important work of improving science education may find gift planning to be an excellent way to make a charitable contribution tailored to their own unique circumstances and financial needs. Membership in the MRO follows for anyone giving to MRO through estate planning.

A planned gift may meet your goals and benefit your family by:

  • Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to you and your heirs
  • Creating an income for you and your family for life, with tax deductions
  • Enabling you to give property or real estate to charity, while avoiding capital gains taxes
  • Establishing a legacy during your lifetime
  • Enabling you to give a more significant gift than could otherwise be made, while also taking care of your family and heirs

For information on how to achieve your financial goals, while supporting MRO and the work of improving science education, please talk to your financial adviser.  Please complete the form below and we will send you further information about helping Magdalena Ridge Observatory.

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Corporate and Foundation Giving

Businesses and foundations have a unique opportunity to partner with MRO to make a difference in the lives of students, teachers and scientists nationwide. The Observatory’s Education and Outreach Program is dedicated to increasing science literacy in the US. For information please complete the form below and we will send you further information about helping Magdalena Ridge Observatory.

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Endowments

Endowed gifts to MRO have the potential to create a legacy for generations to come. For information please complete the form below and we will send you further information about helping Magdalena Ridge Observatory.

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