S.O.S (Save our 'Scope)
Haven't you always wanted to be a part of history? To own a fantastic experience? Well, here's your chance to do just that.
The stellar view you're used to at the George Observatory needs your help. Did you know that the George's Research Dome houses the world-class 10-ton Gueymard Telescope, the largest in the country dedicated to public education? It's designed by the same folks that created the Hubble telescope. But unlike ANY other meter-class telescopes --- you can actually look into the Gueymard!
With other telescopes, your view comes through attached cameras or computer screens - with the Gueymard, you OWN the experience as you gaze into the wonder of deep space, and actually see a planet or galaxy with your own eyes.
But it's not enough to just own the experience or be a part of history. The Research Dome and the Gueymard's mirror need work. About $80,000 worth of work. And with the George's 25th anniversary in October 2014, we want to provide you with the opportunity to own a piece of the telescope by contributing to S.O.S (Save our 'Scope).
Join us in preserving history and ensuring that future generations can make galactic discoveries deep in the heart of Texas. And know that you were part of the effort and that you— OWN IT.