In a little over a week, the Sidewalk Astronomers of Charlottetown 2016 Telescope Raffle and Sale has surpassed my expectations.
As of today, 6 October, 2016, we have sold 58 of the one hundred tickets available in our raffle draw. With so few tickets remaining, it is clear we will be having our draw well before the 30 November planned date. Prospective buyers should not hesitate to get a ticket.
Telescope Sales Continue
In regards to the ten SkyWatcher Dobsonian telescopes being brought in for sale, six have been pre-sold. Delivery has been confirmed for Wednesday, 12 October, 2016. This means purchasers will have their telescopes in plenty of time to enjoy the fine sights of our fall skies.
This fundraiser will allow me to place three six-inch SkyWatcher Dobsonian telescopes in Prince Edward Island libraries. Those telescopes will be made available for patrons of the libraries to charge out, a week at a time so they may explore the universe around us.
I appreciate the support being shown by people for this project.