Space Observatory Approved For Wilton Community School District
Listener Grant Harkness has been doing great things for the Wilton Community School District. He's leading the Wilton Observatory Project which will give students of all ages a new kind of experience.
The proposal for a space observatory and command center to be built on school grounds just got approved on Monday. The $58,000 building will be built on an unused plot of land behind the school and will have a roll-off roof.
If all continues to go according to plan, the observatory will be fully functional before the 2018-19 school year. The command center will be set up in a room inside the school, from there students can control the telescope and monitor the sky.
The project will be available to all students from Pre-K to high school seniors and is going to be integrated into the school's curriculum.
This observatory is being funded by contributions, not school funds. If you would like to make a donation, you can through PayPal – Wilton Observatory Project.
For more information on the project, click here to read all about it.