1911 Telescope Relocation Project

$2,855 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 28 months
Clint Branham
for Supporting Stem and Space Inc
Thanks to an anonymous donor, the next $2,000 donated to our Telescope Relocation Fund will be doubled. We're very close to our shipping goal, please consider donating today to help bring this bit of history to its new home.
Note: Supporting STEM and Space is a 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your taxes.

Giant telescope coming to Northwest Arkansas
One of the largest refracting telescopes in the world has found a new home in Northwest Arkansas.

The historical instrument is coming to the region through a partnership between Swarthmore College in Swarthmore Penn., and Supporting STEM and Space Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Northwest Arkansas.

Swarthmore College donated the 24-inch telescope through an agreement reached April 19, 2017.

We Need Your Help!
Swarthmore College is paying to have the telescope disassembled, and loaded into crates for shipping. We need your help to pay for shipping it halfway across the country. Our shipping provider estimated $12,000, the rest of the funds will be used to unload it into secure storage once it arrives in Northwest Arkansas. Any funds raised beyond the  initial goal will be go toward the telescope's eventual restoration and installation into an observatory somewhere along the I-49 corridor.

For more information:  http://nwa.space/sproul/
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$2,855 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 28 months
Created April 22, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Supporting Stem and Space Inc
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Bentonville, AR
EIN: 472867365
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Steven Hill
11 months ago

Can’t wait to see first light! It will be awesome have a telescope of this caliber in NWA to bring awareness to wonder of the night skies.

Ryan Callahan
21 months ago
Justin Graham
21 months ago
Michael Bell
21 months ago
Chad Campion
22 months ago
Dixie Androes
24 months ago

Encouraging anyone with a love of space, STEM fields, and education to support this endeavor to bring inspiration to young and old alike. Thank you to the hard working volunteers that are making the dream of a local science center a reality.

Davy Mears
24 months ago
24 months ago
Susan Reece
25 months ago
Susan Crockford-Peters
25 months ago

So happy to see that Swarthmore College's wonderful old telescope will have such a great new life. This '73 grad enjoyed many great observatory nights back in the day.

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