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The Platte Valley Astronomical Observers and Seven Hills Observatory has conducted several public outreach events for schools, libraries, groups, and communities. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our hobby with the public and wish to continue this program. Sharing our equipment and the night sky helps educate the public about light pollution, which is becoming more of a problem in Central Nebraska - robbing us of a wonderful natural resource! With budgets being trimmed at various levels of our society, we have an opportunity to save money and make our communities and driving conditions more safe while being able to pass on the legacy of dark Nebraska skies to our youth. For more information on Light Pollution visit the Seven Hills Observatory site.
Neither the PVAO or Seven Hills Observatory wishes to make a profit from our outreach activities. However, with the price of gas, it can be expensive to drive to various locations for the programs we offer. The PVAO will be discussing a fee structure which will help us break even with fuel, meals, and in some cases lodging expenses associated with requested programs. There will be some limits of availability based on the schedules of our members. If you want an outreach program for your group, feel free to contact any officer of the PVAO with questions!
Mark Urwiller - Web Page Administrator
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