|The Earthrise Institute is selling the items on this page to raise funds for carrying out the "Ice and Stone 2020" educational program that will be unveiled throughout that year, and to sustain its activities afterwards. The "General Items" displayed at the top are for sale at the listed prices, and the "Rare and Collectible Items" lower down (including the Sagan/Asimov book) will be auctioned off to the highest bidders; the minimum and/or current bids are listed. The Earthrise Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all sales and donations are tax-deductible (at least, within the U.S.). (Our IRS determination letter, under our original name of Southwest Institute of Space Research, is available for examination.) All sales and donations may be made via PayPal payable to the address email@example.com or via check (payable to Earthrise Institute) mailed to: 891 16 Springs Canyon Road, Cloudcroft NM 88317 USA.
Earthrise encourages all readers to examine our mission statement, which includes links to the history of the organization and to activities we have conducted in the past. The "Ice and Stone 2020" program is, in some respects, a new start for Earthrise, and our intent with the sale of these items is to bring in the funding necessary to place Earthrise on a firm financial footing so that it can conduct this program and continue to carry out additional future activities in fulfillment of its vision and to bring in younger generations to whom we can "pass the torch" at the appropriate time. Ultimately, we want to do our part in building a better future for all of humanity.
|"Everybody's Comet" by Alan Hale (High-Lonesome Books, 1996). A discussion of comets in general, the discovery of Comet Hale-Bopp, and suggestions on how to observe it and other comets. Every copy will be personally autographed by the author, if requested. Price: $25||"Desert Twilight," painting of Comet Hale-Bopp over Tucson Arizona, by Dan Durda. Limited edition print, 19"x 25" (48 cm x 64 cm), autographed by co-discoverers Alan Hale and the late Thomas Bopp and by the artist. Painting can be personally autographed by Alan Hale, if requested. Price: $75|
|Several years ago, Majel Barrett, wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, graciously donated several dozen autographed 8" x 10" (20 cm x 25 cm) photos of herself, including in some of her various roles in Star Trek, to Earthrise for fundraising purposes. Originally, there were 14 different poses in all; one is now sold out, and only limited supplies are left for a handful of others. Price: $50 per photo; full set of 13 remaining poses (while they last) for $500.
Some of these items were personally donated to Earthrise by the late Janet Asimov for fundraising purposes.
Each item is listed with a minimum bid, and -- for those items that have been bid on -- the current bids. The auction will close on December 31, 2019.
|"Inside the Atom" by Isaac Asimov, Abelard-Schuman, 1956. Hardback, with dust jacket, good condition. Autograph dated August 2, 1958. Includes newspaper clipping (unidentified source) on Dr. Donald Glaser. Minimum bid: $1000||"The Last Immortal" by J.O. Jeppson (aka Janet Asimov), Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Hardback, with dust jacket, good condition. Autographed as "Janet Jeppson Asimov." Minimum bid: $500|
|"The Gods Themselves" by Isaac Asimov (Nebula Award for Best Novel, 1972 and Hugo Award for Best Novel, 1973). Panther Science Fiction (British printing), 1973. Paperback, good condition. Personally inscribed by author "To Theresa." Minimum bid: $1000||"Dubbelster" ("Double Star") by Robert A. Heinlein, A.W. Bruna & Zoon (Utrecht), 1970 printing. In German. Paperback, very good condition. Autographed by the author. Minimum bid: $750|
|"Earthrise" painting by space artist Michael David Ward, who (among many other things) has done artwork for Star Trek conventions. Michael voluntarily created this painting especially for Earthrise, for fundraising purposes. Painting is on canvas, 24" x 30" (61 cm x 76 cm). Can be personally authographed by Alan Hale if requested. Minimum bid: $5000.|
|"Intelligent Life in the Universe" by I.S. Shklovskii and Carl Sagan, Delta, 1966. (Enlarged) paperback, good condition. Personally inscribed (on Title Page) to Janet and Isaac Asimov: "For Janet + Isaac, Good Examples of the subject matter of this book. With love from Linda + Carl" [Linda Salzman was Carl Sagan's second wife]. Minimum bid: $50,000|
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