THANKS TO DONORS
We wish to acknowledge with gratitude a generous donation from Nick Barton of Information Britain, which enabled us to furnish the planetarium with reclining chairs. www.information-britain.co.uk
We also wish to acknowledge the generous donation of a Celestron telescope to Ghana Planetarium by Stuart Gold of Trashy Bags. Trashy Bags is an eco-friendly business in Ghana, creating beautiful handbags, briefcases, backpacks and gifts out of recycled plastic rubbish www.trashybags.org
We benefitted from being twinned with Adler Planetarium in Chicago, and we thank them for the consignment of Galileoscope telescope kits for distribution in Ghana. These are kits which young people can assemble themselves and see what Galileo saw 400 years ago. Ghana Planetarium also purchased additional Galileoscopes. Please contact us if you would like to buy a Galileoscope kit.
Other donations were made during IYA2009 from the Galileoscope Cornerstone Project and Celestron. Our gratitude and acknowledgement goes to Michelle Meskill of Celestron and the team at Galileoscope including Rick Fienberg (American Astronomical Society) for the donations of telescopes to Ghana, and their work in getting them here. Astronomy Club Meetings provide opportunities for visitors to use the telescopes whenever night skies are clear.