Nelson Science Society

Community Organisation

Nelson Science Society
2 Dorothy Annie Way
Nelson 7010
762 days ago

Fundraising for a new telescope for public viewing nights and education

Jenny Pollock from Nelson Science Society

The Nelson Science Society and its Astronomy section are fundraising for a new telescope to replace the 135 year old Cooke telescope which is being returned to the Cawthron Institute. The new telescope will be housed in the Cawthron Atkinson Observatory at Clifton Terrace school and used for public… View moreThe Nelson Science Society and its Astronomy section are fundraising for a new telescope to replace the 135 year old Cooke telescope which is being returned to the Cawthron Institute. The new telescope will be housed in the Cawthron Atkinson Observatory at Clifton Terrace school and used for public viewing nights and education.

The funds will be used to purchase a new and up-to-date telescope, something like a Celestron or Meade 14-inch telescope.
Such a telescope will give nearly 8 times more light gathering capacity, enabling fainter objects like nebulae and galaxies to be seen in detail.

A computer controlled mount will enable quicker location of astronomical objects resulting in more of these being viewed in an evening.

If you wish to donate you can:
a. Go to our Givealittle page at givealittle.co.nz.... Your donation will be eligible for tax credit.
b. If you'd rather send us a donation directly, email Jenny Pollock at nelson.sci.soc@gmail.com and she'll send you the banking details

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