Director’s Opportunity Network


Sherry Shaffer


(928) 714-7777

Make the Unexpected Possible

The Director’s Opportunity Network (DON) is an opportunity fund that gives Director Jeff Hall the flexibility to invest in new ideas, programs or opportunities that enhance astronomical exploration, education or outreach at Lowell Observatory. Funds are often used for unbudgeted opportunities that arise and require near-term action.

DON Member Benefits

Contribution Level: $10,000 per year

  • Annual meeting with the Director to discuss the current opportunities and challenges facing Lowell Observatory
  • Networking dinner to meet other DON members and hear from the observatory’s astronomers and staff how DON funds have been invested
  • Tours of Lowell Observatory’s research facilities and telescopes
  • Exclusive opportunities to travel (at your own expense) to other observatories around the world

Join the Network

DON members are part of an inner circle of observatory investors who care deeply about the mission of Lowell Observatory and want to see the mission continue for future generations.

Director's Tour 2022

Tentative Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival to the Canary Islands
  • Day 2 | La Palma: 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias/Wine Tasting/Nature Center La Rosa
  • Day 3 | Tenerife: Teide Observatory
  • Day 4 | Madrid
  • Day 5 | Madrid: Plaza Mayor
  • Day 6 | Toulouse: Airbus Discovery Tour
  • Day 7 | French Pyrenees: Pic du Midi
  • Day 8 | Transfer to Nice
  • Day 9 | Nice
  • Day 10 | Departure

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