Donate to the Chesapeake Planetarium project

Donate to the Chesapeake Planetarium project

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Video Presentation: Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project “Unlocking the Future”

The Trustees of the Beazley Foundation have approved a challenge grant of $125,000 to the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation for technological improvements to the Chesapeake Planetarium. The Foundation is required to raise $250,000 in matching contributions, and once the total of $375,000 is reached, the funds will be used to purchase a new digital star projector system to replace the 1960s equipment presently in the planetarium. The equipment will be utilized in the present planetarium while a new Science Center is designed, funded, and constructed over the next several years, then moved to the new location.

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Planetarium Donors Members of the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation made plaque presentations to the following organizations which made significant donations to Phase I of the planetarium project.

They are from left to right: Beazley Foundation (Judge Richard Bray), Dominion Educational Partnership (Mrs. Bonita Billingsly Harris), Southeastern Virginia Community Foundation (Mr. Ward Robinett, Jr.), and TowneBank Foundation (Mrs. Dawn Glynn).

Plaque Presentation to Planetarium Donors

Plaque presentation to planetarium donorsFrom left to right: Rhonda Bridgeman, R. Steven Best, Jr., Bonita Billingsly Harris, Judge Richard Bray, R. G. “Buddy” Bagley, Ward Robinett, Jr., Dawn Glynn, Susan Archer, and Rebecca Adams