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White Dwarf Research Corporation

a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public education

Golden, CO   |  https://www.whitedwarf.org/

Mission

Over the years, advances in scientific knowledge made possible through basic research have had a definite impact on the average citizen, but the magnitude of this impact is difficult to predict at the time the research is proposed. As a result, much of the basic research funded by the public often sounds ridiculous to the majority of those who pay for it. Gradually, this has led to a growing reluctance by the public to fund basic research, and the annual budget of the National Science Foundation has stagnated as a consequence. To combat this trend in our own field, we formed a non-profit organization in July 1999 to serve as a direct link between the public and the leading researchers who study individual stars.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Dr. Travis Metcalfe

Main address

9020 Brumm Trl

Golden, CO 80403 USA

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EIN

74-2924755

NTEE code info

Astronomy (includes Observatories) (U31)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (U05)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We conduct basic scientific research in astrophysics, including both observational and theoretical studies. Activities include: scientific data analysis and software development, travel to astronomical observatories and scientific conferences, and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals. We regularly engage in both formal and informal education. Activities include: mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, writing popular articles for a variety of publications, and delivering informal presentations to science enthusiasts online and through local venues.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nonprofit Adopt a Star

Supports the scientific analysis of data from NASA's Kepler and TESS satellites to determine the precise physical sizes and ages of extrasolar planets discovered by the mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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White Dwarf Research Corporation

Board of directors
as of 03/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Travis Metcalfe

Space Science Institute

Mike Montgomery

U.S.A.

Magarida Cunha

Portugal

Travis Metcalfe

U.S.A.

Gerald Handler

Austria

Christoffer Karoff

Denmark

Katrien Kolenberg

Belgium