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Friends of the Observatory Member Benefits
 
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Membership Levels and Benefits

Planet dash line $50

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  • Guaranteed parking with planetarium show reservation

  • "Speed of Light" priority seating in South Gallery for planetarium shows


  • Discounted tickets to FOTO's Cosmic Musings Series presentations


  • E-mail updates on Griffith Observatory astronomical events and invitations to special lectures and member events

Your tax deductible contribution is $27.00.

Star dash line $100

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All of the preceding Planet benefits, PLUS:
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  • TWO FREE tickets to a Cosmic Musings Lecture

Your tax deductible contribution is $57.00.

Supernova dash line $250

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All of the preceding Star benefits, PLUS:
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  • TWO FREE additional tickets (FOUR total) to the Cosmic Musings Lecture Series

  • Preferred parking by reservation (ONE space per membership per visit subject to availability)

Your tax deductible contribution is $187.00.

Galaxy dash line $500

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All of the preceding Supernova benefits, PLUS:
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  • TWO FREE additional tickets (SIX total) to the Cosmic Musings Lecture Series

  • Priority notification for astronomy travel programs

Your tax deductible contribution is $417.00.

Constellation dash line $1,000

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All of the preceding Galaxy benefits, PLUS:
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  • Recognition on donor wall located in Griffith Observatory

  • Invitation for you and a guest to the Griffith Observatory Director’s Luncheon

Your tax deductible contribution is $857.00.

Quasar dash line $2,500

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All of the preceding Constellation benefits, PLUS:
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  • Pre-arranged, after-hours private Zeiss telescope viewing for up to 10 guests at Griffith Observatory

Your tax deductible contribution is $2,082.00.

Astronomer's Society dash line $5,000+

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All of the preceding Quasar benefits, PLUS:
Astronomer's Society
  • Personal concierge service for Griffith Observatory activities including access to reserved parking and Samuel Oschin Planetarium show reservations

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Griffith Observatory

  • Invitations to all Astronomers Society exclusive special events

  • Pre-arranged, after-hours private Zeiss telescope viewing for up to 10 guests at Griffith Observatory

  • Telescope “Star Party” with trained Telescope Demonstrator at your home or location of your choice in greater Los Angeles area for you and your guests

  • Recognition in annually published Astronomers Society Honor Roll

  • Complimentary subscriptions to the Griffith Observer magazine and FOTO newsletter Update

Your tax deductible contribution is the amount of your gift less the fair market value of $618.00.

 

 

Member Benefits are subject to change or substitution without notice.

Friends Of The Observatory is a Federal and California public benefit organization (501(c)(3) non-profit). FOTO's Federal tax ID# is 95-3374645. The portion of any contribution equal to the value of the membership benefits provided by FOTO is not tax deductible. The tax deductible contribution for each membership level is noted above and in the mailed membership card letter.

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