Science Heads Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit corporation. Our mission is to support STEM education and improve science literacy. Science Heads programs Include:
Equipment Donation Program
Science Heads donates telescopes to grade schools, high schools, colleges and universities around the country for use in instruction and extra-curricular activities. Equipment donated to Science Heads is refurbished if necessary and then often donated directly to a school. Non-repairable or non-usable telescopes and accessories are sold to raise money to fund Science Heads Inc.
Education and Public Outreach
Science Heads organizes public outreach events at schools, libraries and other public venues. These events include star parties, presentations, and panel discussions to build public support for science research.
How Can You Help?
Donations of equipment, money and/or volunteering time are always welcome. Any type of scientific equipment and accessories may be donated to Science Heads Inc.
- Support science education in the classroom
- Build public support for scientific research
- Help teachers acquire much needed equipment
- Inspire students to learn more about science
General monetary donations can be made by clicking on
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of telescopes are donated to schools?
Below are examples of the types of telescopes that have been or will be donated to schools:
Colleges and Universities: 8 inch - 14 inch SCT with and without mounts and tripods.
High Schools: 5 inch - 10 inch SCT with mounts and tripods, Hydrogen Alpha solar telescopes.
Grade Schools: 60 mm - 8 inch Goto telescopes and Hydrogen Alpha solar telescopes.
How do teachers and schools apply to receive a donated telescope?
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. Science Heads was granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the IRS in 2014. Donations are generally tax deductable. We suggest consulting with your tax advisor for more details.
How can I get additional information?
For more information call Richard Stember, Executive Director of Science Heads Inc. at