Rudolph Planetarium Fundraising


As many of you know, our old planetarium projector died a few years back, leaving us without a major element of our programming and outreach to budding astronomers of all ages. We are now raising funds to purchase a new projector and build a rigid projection dome to replace the cloth dome now hanging in the meeting room. Those of you in attendance at the August 13 program at the Observatory got to see the planetarium in action when Digitalis Education gave us a demonstration of the projector we plan to purchase. All we need is to raise the money!

The total budget for the project is $60,000 for the projector, the software license, and the rigid dome. To date we’ve received $15,000 in grant funding from the Bainbridge Community Foundation, and we are working on additional grant opportunities, such as Rotary. We also received in June a $15,000 pledge from a BPAA member to match all individual donations in any amount, so you can double your impact by donating now to the planetarium! To date we’ve received about $500 in individual donations, which have been matched for a total of $1,000. Please make your donation now and help bring the Rudolph planetarium back to life!

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