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Montana Learning Center receives telescope donation

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 8:56 PM Updated:

HELENA – The Montana Learning Center is getting a facelift as New Mexico Skies Observatory generously donated some very high-powered telescopes, which will be housed in two new observatories.

These telescopes, with 14- and 24- inch apertures, will allow the user to see other galaxies and planets, as well as details on the surface of the moon.

Montana Learning Center Executive Director Ryan Hannahoe said it's one of the largest donations in recent history.

“I’ve been working here six years, and this is the largest donation we’ve ever received in that six- year period,” said Hannahoe.

Hannahoe added that the Learning Center has plans to use the new observatories to educate and inspire people of all ages.

While they’re not ready just yet, the new observatories will be finished by October. The efforts are part of a local Eagle Scout project.

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