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Wincham Astronomy Group - new equipment

Funded on Spacehive 8 November 2021 Delivered 1 February 2022

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Wincham Astronomy Group - new equipment

Wincham Astronomy Group - new equipment

Wincham Parish Council & Wincham Pickmere & District Astronomy Group By Wincham Parish Council & Wincham Pickmere & District Astronomy Group

Help us purchase equipment to grow our small community astronomy group - we're keen to welcome new members and enjoy learning about the cosmos together.

Wincham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 08 Nov 2021!

We are a small group of amateur astronomers and we have been going now for 3 years, growing slowly (3 new members last month!) To continue and be able to welcome new members to join us we need more equipment. We meet the first Thursday of each month in the Wincham Community Centre at 7pm to 9pm, if the skys are clear we put telescopes outside after the talk at Lionards Lane park Wincham. We are in the process of researching a larger project to build our own community observatory, but until we can find a suitable spot we want to focus on our monthly 'pop up meetings' and welcoming more community members!

What we'll deliver:

  • An 8 inch telescope for public to use when we are in the park
  • Astronomy equipment for the community group to use

Why it's a great idea:

We will be showing the public around the universe and educate them on Astronomy! An exciting educational resource for all ages - we will hold free open days for the public of all ages to learn about the Cosmos Bringing people together in a safe, welcoming environment to make friends over shared interests.

Steps to get it done:

  • Run crowdfunding campaign to raise funds
  • Purchase equipment

Location Wincham

About the space

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Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,033

2 telescopes, stands & astronomy equipment (model EQ6 PRO) - £1,000 (97%)
Other - £33 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

2 telescopes, stands & astronomy equipment (model EQ6 PRO)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Go towards our fund to build our own observatory next year
  • paying rent for land ( when we obtain some)
  • up dating equipment and having open days

Total £1,033

Our Volunteer List

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