HONORING OKLAHOMA'S SPACE PIONEERS
Since it's construction in 1963, the observatory at Enid High School has received little in the way of additional funding or support. And yet, it's served as an important educational resource through the years for thousands of local students.
You can be a part of a brighter future, not only for the venue itself—now called the Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg Observatory at Enid High School—but also for the Enid students inspired beneath its dome who will become the technological leaders of tomorrow.
"We Will Find Stars" is the mission of the Currie-Gregg Observatory's "Friends of the Observatory" campaign. By bringing the heavens into closer view, we will encourage and motivate students to become stars in their own right, stars in the classroom and in their academic and professional pursuits.
GIVING IS EASY
Your secure and private contribution through PayPal Giving will preserve both an important educational resource and a vital piece of Enid history, as well as pave the way for deserving students to aim for the stars. Your charitable donation through the Enid Public School Foundation is 100 percent tax deductible.
Please consider making a gift at one of these giving levels, honoring Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg's fellow astronauts from Oklahoma:
Owen Garriott Gift ($500)
Enid born and raised, Garriott graduated from Enid High School in 1948 and from the University of Oklahoma in 1953. He flew aboard Skylab 3 and on the STS-9 Space Shuttle mission. Garriott has been a strong supporter of education and science in Enid. He and son Richard are the only father-son duo to fly into space. MORE
Thomas Stafford Gift ($250)
General Stafford, who commanded the Apollo 10 mission to the moon, was a member of NASA's second class of astronauts. The Weatherford native flew twice aboard Gemini crafts and also commanded the American crew for the Apollo-Soyuz joint mission. MORE
Shannon Lucid Gift ($100)
Lucid grew up in Bethany, OK, and attended the University of Oklahoma. She flew on five Space Shuttle missions and spent 179 days aboard Mir, the Russian space station, which at the time was the longest duration spaceflight by a woman. MORE
Gordon Cooper Gift ($75)
A member of NASA's first astronaut class, Cooper, a native of Shawnee, was the last American to fly into space alone aboard his Mercury Faith 7 capsule, and then served as commander of the Gemini V two-man mission. MORE
Stuart Roosa Gift ($50)
Roosa grew up in Claremore and attended Claremore High School before enrolling at Oklahoma State University. His lone trip into space was as the command-module pilot aboard Apollo 14, a mission which saw crewmates Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell safely land on the moon. MORE
James Webb Gift ($25)
Webb worked as an executive with the Kerr-McGee Oil Company in Oklahoma City when President Kennedy named him the second administrator of NASA in 1961. He served in that position until 1968. The James Webb Space Telescope, which NASA plans to launch in October 2018, is named in his honor. MORE
To make a contribution to the Friends of the Observatory, simply click on any of the giving-level links you see above and you'll be directed to the Enid Public Schools Foundation page accepting online donations. Once received, your gift will be acknowledged with a written receipt, and, again, 100 percent of your charitable contribution is tax deductible.
If you'd like to mail a check to the Friends of the Observatory campaign, click here and print the donation form to include with your contribution. Send to:
Friends of the Observatory
c/o Enid Public Schools
P.O. Box 3325
Enid, OK 73702
(Please write "Friends of the Observatory" in the memo line of your check.)
Thank you for your interest, consideration and support!