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FACTSHEET: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, (SAO)

DETAILS

a research institute of the Smithsonian Institution headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it is joined with the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) to form the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).

Currently, more than 300 scientists at the CfA are engaged in a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, earth and space sciences, and science education.

FUNDING

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has received $467,212 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2005
$105,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$105,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$50,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$55,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$76,106 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2008 worldwide contributions

2009
$76,106 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

PEOPLE

Sallie Baliunas
Scientist
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

Willie Soon
Scientist
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/files/gcr_contributions_pub-policy09.pdf

ExxonMobil 2008 worldwide contributions
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=5899