AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 67 Reaching Out with Observatories, Planeteria and Activities
Poster, Tuesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 10, 2006, Exhibit Hall

Previous   |   Session 67   |   Next  |   Author Index   |   Block Schedule

[67.10] The Little Thompson Observatory Reaches 25,000 Visitors

A.E. Schweitzer (Little Thompson Observatory)

The Little Thompson Observatory is a community-built E/PO observatory and is the second member of the Telescopes in Education (TIE) project. The observatory is located on the grounds of Berthoud High School in northern Colorado. Annually we have approximately 5,000 visitors, which is roughly equal to the population of the small town of Berthoud.

During 2005 the LTO celebrated reaching 25,000 visitors with a big party, worked on doubling the size of our observatory (all with volunteer labor), helped to form a Colorado Project ASTRO site, and received a NASA ROSS E/PO grant to do more teacher workshops -- making use of the baseball-sized meteorite that landed in Berthoud a year ago!

If you would like more information about this abstract, please follow the link to www.starkids.org. This link was provided by the author. When you follow it, you will leave the Web site for this meeting; to return, you should use the Back comand on your browser.

Previous   |   Session 67   |   Next

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
© 2005. The American Astronomical Soceity.