Save a NASA Mobile Observatory!
$3,560 of $3,500 goal
Upon restoration, we will install a 12" LX200 Meade Telescope for optical observations; and a SpectraCyber Hydrogen Receiver, which will be routed to a 10-meter radio telescope to research gamma-ray pulsars.
For transparency purposes, here is our budget:
Purchase from Owner: $2,000
Sandblast, Paint and Prime: $500
Clean and Repaint Interior: $200
Red LED Lighting for Interior: $150
Custom Decals: $150
Transport the Observatory: $500
Please help us save and restore this rare NASA mobile observatory!
This project will be lead by Prof. Antonio Paris, Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science , an Adjunct at St. Petersburg College , and the Director of Space Programs at MOSI . Additionally, the project is a joint effort with the Farrout Observatory in Dade City, FL and several astronomy clubs in the Tampa Bay Area.
Alexander, we are placing an LX200 Meade 12" telescope for optical observations and a SpectraCyber Hydrogen Receiver, which will be routed to the 10 m radio telescope for gamma ray pulsar research.