Presentation on theme: "Timothy Dey – Project Initiator / Director Leo McMaster – Science Teacher (8 th grade) – L.P.S. project coordinator Ford Amateur Astronomy Club – operational."— Presentation transcript:
Timothy Dey – Project Initiator / Director Leo McMaster – Science Teacher (8 th grade) – L.P.S. project coordinator Ford Amateur Astronomy Club – operational expertise / public outreach Toshiba America Foundation – principle grant underwriter Joseph Griggs – renovation contractor Oceanside Photo and Telescope – primary vendor Lincoln Park Schools and community– ownership, support, and enthusiastic supply of new stargazers and scientists!
The Old Telescope
The Old Telescope – bottom end
High end of the scope, with eyepiece and uninvited Starlings near top of dome. The tube is 9 feet long, and kids needed to climb on a high scaffolding on wheels to peek through the eyepiece!
The Old Mirror (from behind) – those white spots are where the reflective coating has been etched away from neglect.
The Old Mirror (from behind) – was sent out for re-coating in 1975 and came back with a very high degree of quality!
The Old Mirror technical specs – it was truly a work of art for its time, and even today.
Love Those Newtonians… This is part of the very tall wooden scaffolding the kids needed to climb to peer through the eye piece some 12 feet off the floor!
Plaque on the inside of the observatory
From the Museum
The Grant Money Presentation - $15, ! (The old telescope tube lies on the ground)
Contractor J.P.Griggs and Crew prior to powerwashing dome
Painting the exterior
11 gallons of Beyers best!
Lots of detail to get
The entire interior is now Outer Space blue!
The happy beneficiaries… new stargazers and scientists, they are our future!
The Toy Box ( so far ) Lincoln High School Astronomy Project Line Items Price 1) CELESTRON 14" CGE METAL XLT OTA 3, ) LOSMANDY TITAN MOUNT ONLY 5, ) LOSMANDY TITAN PIER ADAPTER ) LOSMANDY C-14 DOVETAIL ) LUNT S.S. DP-60mm Ha-SCOPE/12mm BF 1, ) LOSMANDY 125mm RING SET ) TELRAD FINDER ) WILLIAM OPTICS SWAN SET ) ASTROVID STELLACAM III COOLED 1, ) OPT 2" QUARTZ DIELECTRIC DIAGONAL ) OPT 2"-1.25" ADAPTER ) OPT 2" SCT CRAYFORD 2-SPEED FOCUSER ) CELESTRON POLARIZING FILTER SET ) BAADER 2" COLOR FILTER SET ) ASTROZAP 14" SCT CELES GREY ) UPS SHIPPING Total 14,998.75
An offer you cant refuse… Help us help the children and community of Lincoln Park achieve this goal in return for Public credit and deep thanks for your contribution Access to a wonderful research grade telescope A unique learning opportunity for our children that will last them a lifetime!