The PLANETS Telescope is on it’s way to being the most successful crowdfunded telescope project ever, however  we still need additional funding to finish construction. If you’d like to help find life in the universe, simply click a donate button below and help fund the PLANETS telescope.

Telescope Instruments & Optics

PLANETS Telescope Crowdfunding Campaign


Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 9.22.55 AMThe PLANETS Telescope will be the the world’s most innovative and powerful instrument designed to study the atmospheres of planets around the sun and other stars. In order to accomplish this we need instruments and optical equipment that is unparalleled and the most advanced in the world.

79% Funded

$1,810,000 donated of $2,273,000 goal


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Telescope Construction

PLANETS Telescope Crowdfunding Campaign


Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 7.19.24 AMThe telescope structure is the an important component of the telescope and supports all of the wonderful instrumentation. Your donations will go to telescope drive system pointing control system pedestal structures optical telescope assembly pedestal horseshoe bearings

35% Funded
$100,000 donated of $280,000 goal


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Building Remodel & Construction

PLANETS Telescope Crowdfunding Campaign


Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 7.37.06 AMWe’ve chosen the perfect location atop Haleakala for the PLANETS telescope. We will renovating an existing building that was formerly the University of Chicago Neutron Monitor Station.

Donating to the building remodel pay for things like:

  • Roll-off roof fabrication
  • Electrical wiring
14% Funded
$80,000 donated of $555,000 goal


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Donate  at our online store


You can also donate by shopping at our online store.The PLANETS Foundation all of the proceeds go directly  to the construction of the telescope. The PLANETS Foundation has a variety of unique items. We offer a wide range of astronomy and exoplanets item. Check out t-shirts to autonomously rotating globes of the nearest exoplanets to Earth.

 

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