Monday, November 30, 2009

2009 Colas For The Cosmos Binocular Giveaway

It's been a while since I have posted about the Colas For The Cosmos project, and given the upcoming holidays I figure now would be a great time to give away some binoculars that I have obtained through the Coke Rewards program..

Thanks to my addiction to Diet Coke, and a lot of help from some good friends in NWSFS, I have traded in enough Coke Rewards points to get four pair of Celestron UpClose 10x50 - Porro Binoculars for this year's giveaway.

I would like to give the binoculars away to children who are between the ages of 8 and 14 who have an interest in astronomy, but do not have the means to get their own astronomical equipment. While the binoculars are not the greatest, I think they are good enough to spark a child's imagination and help them pursue their interest in astronomy.

If you live in the Puget Sound region, and know of a child who has an interest in astronomy and would love a pair of binoculars then drop me a line at this munged email address. I will give preference to suggestions of deserving children that are made by members of NWSFS, SAS, EAS, or other local astronomy group. I really cannot afford shipping, but I can drop the binoculars off if you live in the greater Seattle area otherwise some arrangements for shipping must be made.

Hopefully next year I can get more people involved in this project, or interested in starting their own Colas For The Cosmos project. If you are interested in working with me or starting your own project then drop me a line.


Jim Cox / Cloudymidnights.

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