Telescope Endowment Fund
In 1988, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College entered into a cooperative agreement with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a private non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas. This endeavor provided LSU with a $150,000 endowment fund in exchange for the transfer of the 36" Tinsley telescope and associated equipment to the Houston Museum. LSU would have continued availability of the use of the telescope. This endowment is to be used by the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the acquisition of materials, supplies, services and equipment directly related to the study of Physics and Astronomy.