When the burden is heavy and the skies are cloudy the work we have chosen can seem impossible until friends, partners and generous donors put their shoulders to the plow and their hearts on the line. Thank you for your hands and hearts in moving Chuck’s dream forward.

On Saturday September 26th members of the Racine Astronomical Society spent hours working on the 12 inch Cave Cassegrain Telescope being refurbished for its placement in a roll-off observatory. Now the mount is assembled, the tube rings are installed, the focuser is mounted, the counterweights are being machined to size, and the electrical drives are being worked on. The goal is to have the work done by winter.

Meanwhile the folks in Tanzania are clearing the site for the observatory at Ailanga Jr. Seminary. In November the final plans for the observatory and its exact orientation will be set. And construction will begin weather permitting shortly after.