The Perkins Adoption Program is part of our push to complete our endowment fund. You can contribute to the endowment fund by adopting something at the observatory.
Participants can adopt practically anything at the observatory. Computers, light bulbs, critters, you name it, we'll price it!
Download the Adoption Program Brochure, complete with an order form.
Of particular interest is Adopt A Star. We have created a HUGE star map near our exhibit area with thousands of stars plotted on it, all by hand. For $200 you can adopt one of these stars. We will not only give you a nice certificate acknowledging your adoption, but we will also put your name on the map itself! A computer located near the map will also list the names of those who have adopted stars, and will allow you to point-and-click around to find your star.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be adopting the star on our star map, and not up in the sky.