Earthrise Institute President Alan Hale, private space explorer Anousheh Ansari, and X-Prize Foundation Chairman Peter Diamandis at the Wirefly X-Prize Cup in Las Cruces, New Mexico, October 21, 2006. Photograph used by permission, copyright 2006 by Samuel Coniglio,
We are pleased to announce that private space explorer Anousheh Ansari (who spent one week aboard the International Space Station in September 2006) has pledged $100,000 to Earthrise, contingent upon our raising an equivalent amount of matching funds. This donation, and its matching funds, will allow us to place our first telescope at the Earthrise dark-sky site and formally begin operations. We are thus asking for your help in meeting this challenge that Ms. Ansari has set for us and in allowing us to begin carrying out our vision and our mission.

Please read Anousheh Ansari's written commitment letter to Earthrise.

Contributions may be made by check (payable to "Earthrise Institute") and mailed to: 15 East Spur Road, Cloudcroft NM 88317 USA, or via PayPal to the address The Earthrise Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Please check our donor page, to see the various donor levels we have and the current one-time offers we have available for donors.

We have a list of Contributors who have contributed $100 or more to Earthrise (including those who have donated to us prior to this campaign).

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