How to Help the Observatory

The mission of the Shepherd University Observatory is to provide opportunities for education in the astronomical sciences in the following areas: teaching, through courses in Astronomy, Physical Science, Science Education, Physics, and Environmental Studies; student and faculty research; and outreach to K-12 schools and the general public. A significant portion of the observatory's funding has come from external sources, via grants and public donations.

For more information about these funds, including how to make contributions to the Observatory, please contact Dr. Jason Best at 304-876-5331 or, or the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5397 or SU Foundation: Opportunities to Give.