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The International Dark-Sky Association, Inc.

Trekking the Alps for Dark-Sky

Donations as of October 23, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$750.00 Raised Online
$750.00 Total Raised

Trekking the Alps for Dark-Sky

This hike is to promote science programs for kids. Their curiosity is the fuel of the future.

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I am voyaging from Lake Geneva (Thonon-les-Bains) to the Mediterranean Sea (Menton) via the GR-5 trail on foot, to raise money for the urban outreach program Save Our Stars (SOS) organized by the International Dark-Sky Association. This project's aim is to setup evening programs for kids living in urban areas so they can develop a better understanding of astronomy, light pollution, and the importance of maintaining a clear night sky. Having grown up in a heavily lit suburb, I wasn't always able to observe a clear night sky. I would like to make something as basic as gazing at the stars, return to its rightful place as the wonder of night.

Along the way, I'll be taking photos of the night sky from varying points to display the beauty, or perhaps, the lack thereof due to light pollution. I will be posting updates of my progress periodically as well, so you can track my progress. The hike should take approximately 4 weeks! I hope all of you who share a passion for the night sky will help the youth discover one of their own.
All of the proceeds will be going towards the Save Our Stars (SOS) project. Here's the link, check it out:

www.darksky.org/education/228-save-our-stars-sos

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Clear skies,
Anthony Richardson

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Zach and Linda Kahn
$50.00
Michael Gesell
$50.00
Roberta Haas Happy Birthday!!! Hope your enjoying your time there.
$50.00
Heather Mahealani Happy Birthday!
$50.00
elm0e
$25.00
Jess Cia Ton parcours est réellement inspirant! Ce fut un plaisir de te rencontrer. Continue ta route! Bright future in front of you my friend xxx
$40.00
Carrie O'Donnell
$25.00
Cindy Ellis Thanking my lucky stars for your good work!
$10.00
Mrs. Bildner Great job Anthony! What a great cause! Best of luck to you!!
$25.00
Miranda C. This is awesome, Anthony! Incredibly proud of you and impressed. Congratulations! Good luck on your journeys!
$20.00
Josie Richardson What a wonderful gift you will bring on your journey and awareness to us all !! "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints."
$140.00
Adriana Richardson If only there were more people in this world like you. This is incredible, my brother!
$50.00
Kris Thanks for breaking the ice for me in Lyon man. I get to see the stars every night, and I hope others will be able to as well. Good on you!
$5.00
Hugh Jerection
$5.00
Uncle Critter this is great dude. proud you're doing this, and godspeed. bring me back a narwhal.
$25.00
John
$60.00
Shane Huddleston This sounds awesome! Good luck in reaching your goal and have fun on the hike.
$20.00
Clay Richardson Anthony, I am so excited for you, enjoy the journey and the experience.
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$750
Total Raised
$750
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