Telescopes to Tanzania was started by two great folks, Chuck and Sue Ruehle, who brought some telescopes with them on a trip to Tanzania. Since then, they’ve worked to grow their effort into the development of The Center for Science Education and Observatory in East Africa. The idea is to not just create a center for astronomical activity in East Africa, but to truly inspire students in East Africa to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Quick, go check out their IndieGoGo funding page! They only have a few days left to reach their funding goal, so do your part!
I absolutely love the concept of Telescopes to Tanzania. Anyone who has ever looked through a telescope knows how inspiring that first glimpse of the Moon is. Especially as a kid, it’s impossible to look through a telescope and not have your mind fill with questions of how and why.
I can’t wait to see the great things Telescopes to Tanzania is able to accomplish!