Thanks to your support, we have exceeded our initial fundraising goal! And donations are still coming in. This is the start we needed to begin our upgrade journey. We could not have done this without you.
Due to this overwhelming public support, we have decided to reopen our page for donations indefinitely so you will still be able to support the Planetarium in the future.
A few of you have asked how you can do more to help. Our need is extraordinary. We have some equipment upgrades that are unavoidable. Our projector is on its last leg, and when it dies the planetarium will have to close until we raise enough to replace it.
It’s a simple equation: with it we continue, without it we stop.
But not only do we want to continue; we want to improve! The wishlist for continued and improved operations includes:
-New projector, along with the computers and software to run it: $365,000
-Upgraded sound system to replace an ancient audio controller: $18,525
-A portable planetarium, which will allow us to reach even more in the community: $30,100
We know not all of this can be covered by the public, so we are working to find grants and larger donors as well. But your continued support is helping us to cover the gap. Thank you again!
If you or your company would have any interest in sponsoring the Planetarium at a larger level, please contact Jodi Zerbe at firstname.lastname@example.org.