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Thank you for supporting the Francis Malcolm Science Center Observatory!

Machias Savings Bank Donations Challenge


Your donation will make a
real and lasting impact.


The new Francis Malcolm Science Center Observatory has been issued a matching grant challenge by the Machias Saving Bank. They will match all donations up to $2,500 total given to FMSC for upgrades to the Center’s 20” telescope.

Your GIFT will help support:

These monies will be used to buy technology upgrades for the telescope that will allow displaying images of various objects in the skies over the observatory on high resolution monitors on the wall inside the observatory. This is done using highly sensitive astronomical cameras and software on the computerized tracking telescope then displaying those images in near real time on monitors within the observatory. This will allow all visitors to see highly detailed and color images of the moon, planets and deep space objects that are not possible with the human eye.

This will be the 1st of its kind for public viewing in the state of Maine and possibly all of New England. Please help us with donations to the Francis Malcolm Science Center observatory so we can raise over $2,500 which will be matched up to $2,500 by Machias Saving Bank. Thank you for your help!

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Larry Berz at Trailhead