Thursday, March 01, 2007

Help Build an Observatory

Amateur astronomers are a very dedicated group who often share their enthusiam with the night sky with people, especially children, in their communities. The Big Sky Astronomical Society, located in Vulcan, Alberta, is aiming to build an observatory at a good dark sky site. They have a telescope, a pier, a lease on the land, and now all they need is $4000 for the materials to build a roll-off-roof observatory.
Their goal with this observatory is give children and the general public a chance to view the night sky from a dark location so they appreciate the beauty that nature gives us. You can help make this happen by visiting their donation site which is part of the GiveMeaning project. Help kids learn about the wonders of the Universe today.