Port Elizabeth is on the brink of losing its historic telescope.
It has been serving the Port Elizabeth public since 1948. Giving
young and old the first oportunity to see, in real life, the rings
of Saturn or the craters of the moon.
History of the observatory, by E. M. Suter
Sadly, the interest in the observatory has faded, especially since the sudden
death of a senior member, and the remaining core committee members
have decided among themselves to sell the telescope.
Sign up as a member so as to show your support and interest. With
enough members we can reverse the decision to sell the historic
telescope to an overseas collector.
Join the campaign to keep the telescope in Port Elizabeth now!
If the telescope is sold, it will be a permanent loss of this
historic asset. But if that does happen then we need to have a say
about how the money raised (if any) is spent.