Celestron Telescope...Reach beyond...SEE the stars!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada NV Broker License #63939

The Governor of the State of Nevada has proclaimed May 21, 2011 "Maclean Observatory Day". Thanks to the generous donation by the Macleans, University of Nevada and Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village Nevada will now have access to the Celestron Telescope which tracks the stars and planets. Talk about awesome views! Lake Tahoe has been a wonderful home for such a treasure, and amazing people have shared this gem!

Astronomy and astrophysics programs will become more available to students, professors and researchers to provide a significant community resource.  

Images will be photographed and projected onto large screens so entire classrooms can see the image. Students will be able to access a program which will allow them to see an image from the Celestron Telescope on their individual computer screens.

The last time I saw the telescope, it was at Incline Lake, above Lake Tahoe, close to Sheep Flats, close to Incline Village, close to the Tahoe Rim Trail and really, really close to heaven.

Thank you to the Macleans! You help us reach and see the STARS. Lake Tahoe is right up there, close to heaven!

Comments (18)

Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Oh, now that sounds like a great thing! We have a real live observatory here on our high school grounds. It is so cool. I would spend all my time there if I could!

Apr 18, 2011 11:31 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Andrea,

Oh to be a kid again, right?!

Apr 19, 2011 05:10 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

What a great local post - even though I live here - I did not know that the governor did this!

Apr 23, 2011 09:59 AM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV
Renee, Thank you. Just learning to blog, but this was an easy one, thanks to the Macleans.
Apr 24, 2011 03:12 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

How cool is this...it may even start a whole new generation of kids wanting to be scientists or astronomers.

Apr 30, 2011 12:05 AM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Anita, You're right! Makes me want to go back to school, with all these fabulous learning tools we have today.

Apr 30, 2011 04:53 AM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Michele--I would think Nevada is probably one of the best places to look at stars---wide open spaces and clear skies.    Great localism post. Keep up the good work!!

May 01, 2011 04:21 PM
Anonymous
Michele Norris, Incline at Tahoe Realty

Pat,

You're right...Aside from Reno and Las Vegas and the immediate areas around these cities the night skies in Nevada are amazing.  Until one has experienced the night sky in absence of light pollution, they've yet to experience the wonders of the universe.

There is nothing like enjoying the night sky on a blanket under the stars! You will find that that you feel you are all on your own in the great wild west. And that is a wonderful feeling.

It really makes you think about the things which really matter. The BIG picture.

Thank you,   Wide open spaces and clears skies. Pat, you called it! 

P.S. May 21, 2011 "Maclean Observatory Day". 

May 01, 2011 05:04 PM
#8
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Michele, that's great that everyone's pitching in to help with our future. 

May 01, 2011 05:46 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Juli,

Both Arizona and Nevada offer beautiful, clear night skies.  :-)

May 01, 2011 06:33 PM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Michele, many of your photos on your blog make me want to come to Lake Tahoe now!

April Hayden-Munson in Brookfield Wisconsin

May 02, 2011 01:16 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

It is so neat the images are taken and projected onto large screens for classrooms.  As a former science teacher, this would have been such a welcome and wonderful visual in the classroom. 

May 06, 2011 12:21 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Judi, Nice! On a side note, I've always heard and also know first hand that former teachers become excellent Realtors! I bet you're very good at what you do!

May 06, 2011 03:13 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Wow, I love that area.  If you put links in to all those highlighted spots, it might drive more traffic to your website, or at least your blog post. 

Good luck, and a belated welcome to the Rain.

May 27, 2011 01:01 PM
Anonymous
Michele Norris, Incline at Tahoe Realty

Thank you Suzanne, now to figure out how to do that. :-) I know it's probably not that difficult...Should have attended more classes!

May 27, 2011 02:08 PM
#15
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Michele, Reading this reminds me of the days my son was in 8th grade.  We would frequently attend "star parties" on mountain tops in the middle of the night.  So amazing to see there is far more going on in the Universe than what we see and experience here on Earth!

Jun 19, 2011 09:18 AM
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Sounds like it would have been fun! Love your motto, great rhyme!

 

Aug 13, 2011 11:04 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV

Thanks Cal!

Aug 14, 2011 08:41 AM