The hunt for new planetary systems, especially for analogs to our own Solar System,
requires a dedicated planet-hunting telescope. Construction is currently underway of a robotic telescope designed to discover the first Earth-like planets
in our Galactic neighborhood. We are seeking donors to help us raise funds to:
How to Donate
Construct and name the new 2.4-meter telescope dedicated to the Doppler detection of extrasolar planets of terrestrial size for the first time. ($3 million)
Endow a chair in extrasolar planetetary science at the University of California or Carnegie Institution ($2.1 million)
Interested persons may support the Planet Search with either:
For more ways to support the search for extrasolar planets please contact email@example.com.
The Planet Search Project currently enjoys operating support from NASA and the NSF.
Sun Microsystems has generously donated sophisticated equipment critical to the data reduction from our digital exposures of distant stars.
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