Telescopes to Tanzania - Dollar Donation Day Update
Dollar Donation Day was a great success! August 15th was dedicated to one day where people would donate one dollar or more to raise awareness of Telescopes to Tanzania's Indiegogo campaign. Through social media, we asked followers to like, share, tweet and retweet about this special day.
Not only did we reach $14,000 by raising more than $7000 (which brought us to 37% of our goal), but we were noticed by some very powerful organizations and individuals who helped spread the word. Many donors gave $1 but some gave as much as $1000 which inched us closer to our goal of $38,000.
With social media powerhouses such as NBC News - Science (having 96,000 likes on their Facebook), I F**king Love Science (17 million likes), Bad Astronomer - Phil Plait (314K followers), and Alan Boyle - NBC Digital Science writer (18K followers) tweeting, retweeting and sharing our story resulted in TtT raising its trending rank. In the Education category on the Indiegogo website TtT ranked 21 after the fastpaced weekend. Click here for a larger list of supporters.
Thanks to all who shared the TtT story and donated! We still have 19 days left in our fundraiser and we still have a way to go to reach our goal. So if you haven't already contributed, please check out our Indiegogo site.
AstroPoetry This Week
A great marriage between astropoetry and astrophotography sends a message to the younger generation.
Astronomy Club Pairing Program
We currently have 15 international clubs participating in our program, but need to have more US and/or Canadian mentoring clubs. If you are a member of an astronomy club in North America that you think would like to pair with a younger international club, please visit our webpage and fill out our application form.
AWB on the Airways
Mike Simmons, founder and president of AWB was featured on the online international radio show The Stuph File hosted by Peter Anthony Holder. Mike talked about AWB's world wide outreach programs and the importance of the Telescopes to Tanzania Project. To listen to the whole interview, click here.
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