The Astronomical society of australia

The organisation of professional astronomers in Australia

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The ASA has established the Foundation for the Advancement of Astronomy (FAA) as a tax-deductible Foundation which exists to enhance the ASA’s efforts to promote Astronomy and related fields in Australia, and to recognise and support excellence in those fields.  The purposes of the FAA are broadly defined to allow the support of prizes, scholarships, research and facilities.

Here you can make a donation to one of 10 funds, each representing a Prize awarded by the ASA or one of the Society activities, plus a General Fund if you wish to make your donation available to the general purposes of the Foundation. Please feel free to make more than one donation, however, each donation must be completed separately.


You can see how much we have raised so far for each fund below.

The Bok Prize

For outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours student.
40%
Collected: $11,999.00
Goal: $30,000.00

The Charlene Heisler Prize

For the most outstanding PhD thesis in Astronomy or a closely related field.
60%
Collected: $30,115.00
Goal: $50,000.00

The Louise Webster Prize

For outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career.
35%
Collected: $19,375.00
Goal: $55,000.00

The Peter Mcgregor Prize

In recognition of exceptional achievement or innovation in astronomical instrumentation.
0%
Collected: $200.00
Goal: $95,000.00

The Page Medal

For excellence in amateur astronomy.
66%
Collected: $1,639.00
Goal: $2,500.00

The David Allen Prize

For the best contribution, or series of contributions, published in the previous calendar year in widely accessible media which portrays an astronomical theme in an exciting and educative way.
29%
Collected: $27,831.00
Goal: $95,000.00

The ASA General Fund

For donations that assist in the running of the Association.
60%
Collected: $60,330.00
Goal: $100,000.00

The Harley Wood Fund

Is to assist students attending the Harley Wood School.
19%
Collected: $48,199.00
Goal: $250,000.00

The Richard Cole Fund

Is to support ASA activities for students, in particular the ASA/ANITA Summer School in Theoretical Astrophysics and the Astroinformatics School.
8%
Collected: $37,787.00
Goal: $500,000.00

The Student Travel Fund

Allows the ASA to assist students travel to conferences.
0%
Collected: $51.00
Goal: $500,000.00

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