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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 to support our 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, the current HAL Treasurer accepts cash, check, or credit card donations at any HAL meeting or event where he/she 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, telescope accessories, 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.

* HAL currently has no need for donated telescopes. If you sell the equipment yourself and then donate the proceeds to HAL, that would be great. An exception might be made for an extremely rare and/or valuable telescope.

* HAL also has no current need for donated astronomy books. Thanks to past donations our library is fully stocked.


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