There was a thread running a couple of weeks ago about the closure of the Planetarium and Observatory at Dickson. This post is for anyone who wants to support the continued existence of this facility for public education and raising the awareness of the general community about astronomy.
We of the Planetarium & Observatory Association of Canberra Inc. (POAC) feels this is particularly important in Canberra as we head towards the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, in which the vision is “to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day and night time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery.” Planetariums have an important role to fill in that task.
You can join POAC to show your support for $5. Email me (POAC secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership form, or post a comment of support. We’ll provide members with regular email updates about the status of the Planetarium & Observatory, and other relevant information.