Ended Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 10:06 PM
Total Donation Goal $2,052 $2,052.46 Funded
This campaign has ended and has been fully funded. If you made a donation, thank you.
About this Campaign
There is something about the night sky that just captures the imagination. This campaign provides students with a quality telescope that can track objects in the sky and is set up for astral-photography. Your gifts will help students connect with nature in a way they can appreciate for the rest of their lives. Few of our students will grow up to be physicists or astronomers but they can ALL learn to appreciate the beauty of the night sky and this telescope will let them capture some of their favorite images and keep them forever. Requesting $1,800 plus cost reimbursement.
The specific telescope we are aiming for:
Celestron's Advanced VX 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) delivers the "big scope experience" at the low end of the size and price ranges for large, sophisticated telescopes. With superb tracking and superior optics, this configuration is ready for serious visual observation and astrophotography. Compared to most "starter" telescopes and basic amateur telescopes, this instrument represents a step into a tier of instruments that require a significant investment of time and money. It will take you time to set up the sophisticated mount. It will require some delicious — but time-consuming — learning to understand what the scope can do and how it does it. And this telescope costs as much as a good-quality big-screen TV! But the universe will pay you back, many times over, in celestial trophies you really can't bag any other way.
Update - Apr 6th, 2020 at 8:58PM
An update from the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
Thank you for your generous support of LPS students through Fund a Need. We assure you that your gifts will still support the purpose of this Fund a Need campaign, even though school looks a lot different today than it did a few months ago. If this campaign cannot be accomplished this school year, your gifts will be safely held and available for the same use next year.
We appreciate you and your partnership in giving LPS students and staff the best possible tools for an amazing education. Thank you for your support!
The Foundation for LPS