Donations

 

The Ballarat Observatory is undergoing major changes to help promote astronomy and fundamental science in regional Victoria!

With your support, we can leverage the funds raised to attract further funding from other sources.

Click the below projects to find out more about them

Refurbish Baker Telescope and Room $40,000

The historic Baker telescope needs to be repainted, have a new drive fitted and resurface the floor, and a new observing platform constructed.

Tax Deductible Donations towards this project will help to keep this wonderful 19th Century telescope operational. Your name will appear on our website list of Donors and on the final Donor  Plaque in the Baker Telescope Room. All Donors to this project will receive an invitation to the celebrations when the refurbishments are completed as per the list below. If you would like to make an additional donation but don’t require your donation to be Tax Deductible, we can offer  special Observatory passes as per the list below which can be used on Saturday nights.

$25 – 1 Student   ($25 Not Tax Deductible -1 Year Pass)

$50  –  1 Adult ($50 Not Tax Deductible -1 Year Pass)

$200  – 2 Adult ($200 Not Tax Deductible -2 Year Pass)

$400 – 4 Adults  ($400 Not Tax Deductible -2 Year Pass)

$600+  Small Business Donation with logo and link on website plus up to 4 family and friends.  ($600 Not Tax Deductible – 1 Year Business Pass 1 Family per visit )

$2000 + Large Business Donation with logo and link on website plus up to 6 family and friends. ($2000 Not Tax Deductible -1 Year Business Pass 1 family per visit)

Donors List

 

 Fill in the below form to Donate Now

(Payment can be made via Cash, Cheque or Direct Deposit. Once you place your request for donation, we will email you the bank details)

 Night Garden $20,000

The original front garden at the Observatory had a formal garden and we plan to create a new garden with night flowering and scented plants and shrubs. The plant world depends on light or darkness just as humans do.

This garden will have  an interactive display about light and darkness and how we need both to survive on our planet.

Your donation  towards this project will attract an invitation to the opening of the Garden.

Your name will appear on our website list of Donors and on the final interactive display near the Garden.

All Donors to this project will receive an invitation to the celebrations when the Garden is completed as per the list below.

$25 – 1 Student   ($25 Not Tax Deductible -1 Year Pass)

$50  –  1 Adult ($50 Not Tax Deductible -1 Year Pass)

$200  – 2 Adult ($200 Not Tax Deductible -2 Year Pass)

$400 – 4 Adults  ($400 Not Tax Deductible -2 Year Pass)

$600+  Small Business Donation with logo and link on website plus up to 4 family and friends.  ($600 Not Tax Deductible – 1 Year Business Pass 1 Family per visit )

$2000 + Large Business Donation with logo and link on website plus up to 6 family and friends. ($2000 Not Tax Deductible -1 Year Business Pass 1 family per visit)

 

Donors List

 

 Fill in the below form to Donate Now

(Payment can be made via Cash, Cheque or Direct Deposit. Once you place your request for donation, we will email you the bank details)


 New Building $5 Million plus

This building will house the very latest technology, interactive displays, seating for 150 people, storage space, performance bay,  plus lots more.

This project is just in the planning phase and will take several years to complete.

Just as astronomy requires patience, your early donation and patience will be greatly appreciated.

Your name will appear on our website list of Donors and on the final Donor  Plaque in the New Building.

All Donors to this project will receive an invitation to the celebrations when the building is completed. below.

Donations can be Tax Deductible and or you can receive a Pass for Saturday nights which is non Tax Deductible.

$100 – 1 Student. ($100 Not Tax Deductible -4 Year Pass)

$300  –  1 Adult.  ($300 Not Tax Deductible – 6 Year Pass)

$1000 – 1 Business Representative with logo and link on website. ($1000 Not Tax Deductible – 1 Year Business Pass 1 Family per visit )

$2000+ – 2 Business Representatives with logo and link on website. ($2000 Not Tax Deductible – 1 Year Business Pass 1 Family per visit ,  $4000 for 2 Years etc)

$250,000 Naming rights on a room with logo and link on website plus up to 10 family and friends.($250,000 Not Tax Deductible – Lifetime of Business Pass 1 Family per visit and up to 15 people with free viewing as a group 1 per year)

$2 million  Naming rights on the new building with logo and link on website plus up to 30 family and friends.($2 million Not Tax Deductible – Lifetime of Business Pass  1 Family per visit and up to 60 people with free viewing as a group 1 per year)

Donors List

 

 Fill in the below form to Donate Now

(Payment can be made via Cash, Cheque or Direct Deposit. Once you place your request for donation, we will email you the bank details)


Completed Projects

 

Project 1 Radio Telescope completed

Radio Telescope opened 31st January 2016