Lookout Observatory is financially supported by the UNC Asheville Department of Physics and Astronomy and donations from people like you!  Donations, in particular, help us to fund our public stargazes and to purchase everything from imaging equipment for undergraduate research to play-dough for making solar system models with local elementary school students. Even a few dollars can make an impact.

To make a financial contribution please click here. Select “Other” from the designation drop down menu and enter “Lookout Observatory” in the box.

If you are interested in making a planned or estate gift, please contact Ben Underwood, Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Operations, at 828.251.6016 or at ( for more information.