DONATED my Orion XT8 to a High School Science Dept
Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:06 PM
neither I or my wife are able to transport the OTA and/or Base outside anymore. Just Too heavy / cumbersome to carry down the back steps and accross the lawn.
Our good friends live in PA, and one of them is a Principal at a school. I donated my Reflector scope to them. They will be able to use the scope in their Science - Physics department for Astronomy.
Hopefully it will have a positive influence.
Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:20 PM
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:12 PM
Also, don't forget about taking the potential tax deduction if you itemize your deductions and the school qualifies!
Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:54 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:23 PM
Yes, I have a new refractor - an Astro-Tech AT106 that along with the Desert Sky Alt-Az tripod & mount weighs about half of what the Orion did.
My friends gave me a tax-credit letter.
Yeah, a permanent pier - what a great idea !
I'm now up to walking on my computerized prosthetic leg using forearm crutches ( sometimes still use a 4-leg walker ). I need to nag my wife ( for a change ) to take this stuff out back so I can set it up and take a peek.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:57 PM