Olympic Astronomical Society donates Horkheimer/Library Telescope

The Olympic Astronomical Society (OAS) in Bremerton just handed over their first Library Telescope to the Kitsap County Library, Sylvan Way branch, Wednesday 30 March. Cliff Mygatt, President of the OAS, presented the telescope to Librarian Megan. The telescope was won from a drawing held at the Astronomical League Convention in July and sent to the OAS in October, the telescope and accessories were donated by Orion Telescopes and Celestron International to the Astronomical League for the drawing. The program was made possible by the vision of the Horkheimer Charitable Fund.

The OAS was one of ten astronomy clubs nationwide to win the Library telescope. Cliff Mygatt modified the Orion telescope per the instructions from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. The OAS in league with the Battle Point Astronomical Society are working to get more telescopes in the hands of Kitsap County Library members and encourage them to look up at the universe and wonder!


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