Honor Roll of Donors

Winer Observatory gratefully acknowledges the generous support of those listed below. Without such support, we would not have been able to complete our observatory in Sonoita, or to have conducted our observations or education and public outreach activities throughout the years. We thank our donors and hold them up as models of how corporations in America can behave responsibly in the communities in which they do business.

Donor Item Value ($)
Charles Juels Trust Telescopes, parts, and accessories 164,880
Hughes Danbury Optical 26" lightweight mirror 100,000
Corning 60" ULE mirror blank 24,000
Marvel Mfg. Co. 36" band saw and blades 22,000
Micro Alliance 30 single board computers 21,650
David Barr 16" Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain telescope with accessories 17,392
Sun Microsystems 386i workstation 17,290
Hughes Missile Systems Milling machine, lathe, press, granite flat 17,000
Torrington Bearings 14,617
CalComp MicroVAX graphics system 10,230
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics Avalanche Photodiode photon counting module 9,871
Microsoft Corporation Office 2003, 2007, 2010 & OS software 9,218
Odetics GPS time/position receiver8,885
Compumotor Dynaserve servo motors8,100
Campbell Scientific Electric field meter8,044
Galil ISA bus motor indexers7,820
Farrand Controls High accuracy Inductosyn shaft encoders7,200
Sony Precision Magneswitches and linear transducers6,631
Boston Gear Motor, gearbox, chain, sprockets6,553
SKF Linear roller screws6,480
Howard Davidson Miscellaneous electronics6,085
Transitional TechnologyCTS-80i helical scan 8mm cartridge tape subsystem and Q-Bus I/F5,995
Data Translation Image processing system and PC A/D+DIO card5,835
Andrew J. Tomer Compumotor drivers & misc. equip., Telescope control system, Arc welder 5,596
Canadoil Forge Dynaserve servo motors, telescope fork arms5,500
Terra Universal, Inc. Laminar flow clean hood5,446
Omega Engineering Hygrometer5,040
Fred W. Stang Foundation Cash grant5,000
Texas Instruments Laser Postscript 2106 printer4,595
Mark LiddMiscellaneous equipment4,347
Trimble Navigation Thunderbolt E GPS Displined Clock, LORAN-C receiver3,295
EFI Electronics Corp. Lightning protection equipment3,212
Harris Communications ISDN and POTS test sets3,084
Perceptronics Compumotor microsteppers 2,900
EBSCO Industries Technical Furniture 2,800
Symmetricom GPS NTP system 2,795
Conrac Color monitor2,575
Teclab ESD electronics workbench2,524
Hexcel Corporation Four Fibrelam composite panels 2,500
Solartron Pressure Systems Digital atmospheric pressure transducer2,500
ITT Visual Information Solutions IDL2,500
RainWise, Inc. Wireless weather station2,421
Columbus McKinnon 2-ton electric chain hoist 2,306
Miller Electric MIG arc welder and spool gun 2,300
Rice Lake Weighing Systems Crane scale 2,295
Igus, Inc. Energy chain, trough, cable2,258
Control Data Corp.85MB disk drive2,140
Belden Inc. 1000 ft. shielded power cable2,045
Dr. Michael Shade 10-inch Cave Astrola telescope 2,000
Topaz, Inc. Line 2 3kVA power conditioner 1,805
Lincoln Electric Pro-Cut 60 single phase plasma cutter1,800
MDB SystemsLSI-11 interface cards1,750
Autodesk AutoCAD LT1,700
Senix Corporation Two ToughSonic Distance Sensors1,698
Sealeze Corporation Industrial sealing brushes1,666
NovaLynx Corp. Windsonic anemometer, rain gauge1,520
Micro Technology, Inc. Disk controller1,495
Black Box Corp. Fiber optic cables, accessories 1,475
Intel Corporation Cash1,300
Adobe Systems Incorporated Adobe Photoshop Extended1,269
Setra Systems, Inc. Atmospheric pressure sensor1,145
Schneeberger, Inc. Monorail linear bearings 1,128
GE Support Services Pushbutton switches1,100
Analog Devices, Inc. Two oscillators, two S/D converters, two preamps1,080
MTS Systems Corp. Linear encoder (transducer)1,050
Doug and Rebecca HayesCash for public outreach program1,000
WXLine Installation of E-field meter1,000
Cherry Electrical Products Display panel960
Bridgeport Machines Accessories for milling machine959
Steve WinerAstronomy and physics books950
Motorola TRAXAR GPS receiver and accessories948
William DaleyKDF11-AA CPU, KEF11-AA FPU, four MSV11-BDs921
Rotronic Instrument Temperature and humidity sensors915
William O. TruebloodCompaq 486 PC, printer, software800
Ledex Products Six solenoids725
Equipto Electronics Electronic racks692
James McGaha Exabyte drive, optical drive, books, time inserter655
MultiFAXWeather satellite demodulator and software611
Micro Switch Limit switches592
Thorn EMI GencomPMT housing and amplifier/ discriminator580
John Fluke Mfg. Co. Model 87 Multimeter and probes556
Vanguard ElectronicsWeather satellite receiver, antenna, and preamp549
Anaheim Automation Linear stepper; bi-level driver; transformer476
Kurt Manufacturing Milling machine vise410
Bertan Associates HV power supply395
Winfred M. Berg, Inc. 2 multi-beam motor shaft couplers392
Amphenol Products MS connectors375
Atlantic Copper and Brass (Amari Metals) Two aluminum attachment plates for equipment bays in mobile facility322
Ajak Industries, Inc.2 6dp worm and bull gears300
Reelcraft Electric cord reel for chain hoist297
PFD Systems, LLC GPS video time inserter252
Bill BrinleySingle board computer250
Hayes Brake 3 mechanical brakes242
Codar Technology Miscellaneous hardware215
Air Liquide (Tucson) CO2/Ar tank and 30-lb. MIG spool215
Tenagra Observatories Kingston Technologies Pentium CPU200
Horizons TechnologySURE! MAP software and maps199
Robert W. CrawfordLadder, PC, Tools, Mouse169
Christensen Mfg., Inc. System One ladder rack discount163
University of Iowa PC computer (used)100
Nixalite of America Inc bird repellent strips78
Bradley FisherPC computer with ISA slots75
Symantec Norton Antivirus 200770
Southco, Inc. 6 latches for SPS telescopes65
Dale Electronics Crystal oscillators46
Switchcraft Fiber optic bulkhead connectors40
Donations over ($) Number
15,000:7
10,000:9
7,000:15
5,000:25
4,000:29
2,000:47

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