Recently, when arriving to the store on a weekday morning, Alex found what appeared to be a bag of garbage in
front of the main door.
Turns out, inside the bag was a telescope, with a note attached.
The note said, that the telescope was no longer working properly, and could we at Khan Scope perhaps fix it up
and donate it to a child or school. It was an 80mm refractor, and it looked like the hand control may have been
Our technician had a look at it. It was a computerized scope that was about 12 years old.
Parts were no longer available for this particular model, and thus we had to discard most of it,
However, I decided that since this individual did have a good intention behind it, we could still carry out the
request of donating a telescope to a school.
And so that's what I am going to do.
Turns out a local public school, Palmerston Public school, right inside the city of Toronto is having a fundraiser
for their science curious kids, so we will give them a telescope that some lucky kid will end up with.
And hopefully from that, another seed will be planted for another amateur or possibly a professional astronomer.
One just never really knows, does one?
Ray "pay it forward" Khan
PS You probably noticed that I've talked about the New Nexstar Evolution telescopes a lot as of late.
And for good reason. We will have them on hand soon. You can read about them here at www.khanscope.com
and while you are it, check out the new celestron CCD imagers.