telescope museum in japan
Posted 02 May 2021 - 12:44 PM
Looks interesting. Japan is an amazing place to visit regardless of this museum but it might be worth it.
Posted 02 May 2021 - 04:50 PM
Yes but they have a 10” Goto in the roll off observatory out front. I am dying to get to look through it some day at Saturn or Mars!
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:36 PM
Glad the museum exists but it is sad to see those wonderful telescopes under a roof.
Posted 03 May 2021 - 04:07 PM
sadder still to see some of the rusted ones. Those lonely things break my heart.
Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:08 PM
They do have a plan not only to save but put back into use all the wonderful donated scopes: http://www.telescope-museum.com/about/
A noble mission I think.
Here is a snippet of their mission:
If the astronomical telescope is reused, the elementary school building is also reused. The "Yui no Sato Tawa no Kai" is also aimed at revitalization through reuse and local efforts, rather than regional revitalization through so-called "box things". If these efforts are successful, we are confident that it will become a national model as a measure to revitalize new forms of depopulated areas.
At the Astronomical Telescope Museum, we will store and display as many telescopes as possible in a usable form and utilize them at observation meetings. Of course, at the time of the observation party, the experienced volunteer staff of the museum will fully support each participant so that they can enjoy observing celestial bodies with a telescope.
We also have as many small telescopes as possible, and we are planning on-site lessons using them. We look forward to donating as many donations as possible, including not only large telescopes but also small astronomical telescopes.
Also, in order to achieve these aspirations, it is necessary not only to collect telescopes, but also to restore and install them to a usable state. These tasks are about to go into production and require a lot of effort and money. Any small amount of such repair costs will do, so we ask for your cooperation.
Representative Director of Astronomical Telescope Museum Noboru Murayama
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Posted 09 May 2021 - 10:24 PM
I wouldn't mind being locked inside overnight & dream away.
Posted 15 May 2021 - 06:40 PM
Our dream/goal is to move to Japan as soon as possible. If there is any way that we can offer our experience at building or restoring astronomical equipment we will happily volunteer to help. The old man would be a happy camper to have is ashes scattered around that property! However, he's got a long way to go before he qualifies for ashtray duty! LOL I think he has some plans to offer some of his classics to them when we move. He's keeping quiet about that though which makes me wonder just what is going on in the crazy skull of his.