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One-Woman SETI Fundraiser

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BENEFITING: SETI INSTITUTE

Molly McCann

THE STORY:

If you're like me, you have always taken for granted that there are scientists are out there doing research and making discoveries. With the current economic situation, however, non-profit organizations -- especially those that provide "non-essential" services -- are losing funding.

SETI is a non-profit institute dedicated to the search for extra terrestrial intelligence. They look for aliens.

Last week, SETI's Allen Telescope Array went offline. (http://www.seti.org/ata) This facility investigates "goldilocks planets" -- planets where the conditions are "juuuust right" for life to exist.

SETI needs $5 million to operate the ATA for the next 2 years. My personal goal is to raise $500. How? By providing you an evening of dinner and entertainment for your charitable donation sometime in the next few weeks.

For your donation of $40/person, I will include:
-Planet Hunting: While I cook, you can help SETI scientists by identifying possible goldilocks planets. (http://www.planethunters.org/)
-Dinner: A 3-course homecooked prix fixe dinner (BYOB -- $40 wouldn't cover what some of you can drink)
-Movie: Choose from one of my many alien-themed DVDs to watch while you eat your dinner. Some suggestions: Contact, Cosmos, Alien, Star Trek, Stargate
-As much or as little dorky conversation with me as you want.

If you're not in San Francisco (or don't feel like making the trip up) I'm going to sell a cookbook of my recipes (which you can see here http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.869278706377.2496846.3600338&l=d475bb6eaa) for $20. Please remember that I'm an amateur and a vegetarian and there are only about 20 recipes I know.

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To This Fundraiser

$130

MONEY RAISED
  • Julia

    $40

  • Clara

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

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26% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $130 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Clara

Clara

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Julia

Julia

DONATION: $40

This one goes out to Carl Sagan. 6 years ago