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HAL's initial observatory construction is complete. However, HAL will graciously accept donations of any size in order to assist with operation and maintenance of the observatory and support of various Outreach programs. Your support will help HAL increase its capabilities within the local community while allowing us to keep membership dues reasonable. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Cash Donations

Property Donations

Click "Donate" to use either your PayPal account or a major credit card. You have the option of a one-time donation or a smaller monthly donation.

Alternately, HAL Treasurer Chas Rimpo accepts cash, check, or credit card donations at any HAL meeting or event where he is in attendance.

You can also mail donation checks to:
Howard Astronomical League
8630-M Guilford Rd 
Suite 211 
Columbia, MD 21046

As a 501 (c) (3) corporation, your HAL donations may be tax deductible depending on your specific tax situation. You will received an emailed receipt for this purpose.


* HAL is delighted to accept donations of needed office equipment, furniture, etc, for the observatory. Please send an e-mail to "donations at howardastro dot org" and you will be contacted with a list of our current needs. Feel free to consider donation of either gently used items or new items based on HAL's needs.

* If you have used astronomy equipment in good condition that HAL can convert to cash via sale on Astromart, for example, these donations are welcome. To have someone contact you regarding your donation, please send an email to "donations at howardastro dot org".

Of course, if you sell the equipment yourself and then donate the proceeds to HAL, even better!


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