New Custer Telescope

$1,490 of $25k goal

Raised by 17 people in 6 months
Charles Cardona  SOUTHOLD, NY
Custer Observatory is the largest Astronomical Observatory on Long Island.  It was founded in the 1920's and the current building was built in the 1930's . Over the following years it grew to be a very special place where people interested in science and astronomy could gather, discusss and view the universe.

The original wooden dome built by local ship builders  finally succumbed to the elements and was replaced by a more modern metal dome 10 years ago. 

The original Telescope and Mount are over 100 years old and are desperately in need of replacement, We currently have a temporary telescope in the dome until we raise enough funds to purchase a suitable replacement. 

A new telescope and mounting will cost between $25,000 and $75,000 depending upon funds raised. 

Custer Observatory is open to the public every Saturday night and we host more than a hundred people many clear nights.  This new telescope will be used by thousands of people every year including, locals, tourists, school groups, college students, astronomers and more.

We are hoping to purchase our new telescope and mount by the end of the year.

Your support will mean so much to Custer and a list including all donors will be placed on our website.
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Update 1
Posted by Charles Cardona
5 months ago
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The new Telescope in the UK ready to ship.

This will be one of the largest and most advanced apochromatic refractor Telescopes in North America.

Please continue to help so we can get it all paid for.

Thanks
10 inch Zerochromat Apochromatic Refractor for Custer Observatory
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$1,490 of $25k goal

Raised by 17 people in 6 months
Created September 28, 2016
Charles Cardona  
MC
$100
Matthew Campbell
3 months ago
MD
$25
Mike Durkin
3 months ago
BR
$50
Ben Rosen
4 months ago
JS
$100
James Stavola
6 months ago
JC
$100
Jason Cousins
6 months ago

With pleasure.

MM
$100
Mary Manfredi
6 months ago

Please help if you can. Thank you

$40
Anonymous
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
JK
$100
Joel Klein
6 months ago
SA
$100
Susan Palmer Austin
6 months ago

It takes a village...

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