Final Shipment

On July 11, 2019, the Space Explorers Camp at the Pensacola Mess Hall built 12 more STEM spyglasses for students in the elementary schools of Puerto Rico.  These 12 make it 100 spyglasses supplied through Astronomers without Borders to Ciencia PR.  The 20x30 refractors come with solar filters for sun spotting, an achromatic lens and 10mm terrestiral objective, and the plans for them are at:

 We also dedicate a 1973 vintage Celestron C-8 to the Mess Hall for use with their astronomy nights, thanks to a grant from the Pensacola State College and the Escambia Amateur Astronomers.  It was named the Palma Telescope to celebrate the life work of Dr. Frank and Mrs. Carol Palma, two professors at Pensacola Junior College who taught astronomy and physics and after retirement, continued to promote STEM education workshops for kids in the community.



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    Winner, Astronomical League Award, 2010 Asst. Exec. Secretary, Astronomical League, 1986-1992 Professor of Astronomy, Pensacola State College, 1974-2017 Professor of Astronomy, University of West Florida, 1984-2015 Sky Interpreter, National Park Service, 1976-present


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