A 2014 view of the Galileum Solingen. When completed in 2016, it will be the world’s first planetarium built in a spherical gas tank. Image Credit: Galileum Solingen

Penny4NASA Partners With German Observatory, Planetarium

Penny4NASA has partnered with the German observatory, Solingen, to showcase our ‘Imagine’ video.

Working with the Solingen Observatory in Germany, we’ve released a German-translated version of our ‘Imagine’ video to showcase before their astronomy shows. These stunning shows are expected to bring anywhere between 6,000-10,000 viewers this year to Solingen, and the observatory features many workshops that focus on children between the ages of 6-12 years old.

The Solingen Observatory has been contributing to “Target Asteroids!” — a citizen science project to measure and observe near-Earth objects and other asteroids in conjunction with OSIRIS-REx, a NASA asteroid study mission planned for 2016.

An astronomer at the Soligen Observatory grounds sets up a telescope in 2014, contributing to the Target Asteroids! project. Image Credit: Sternwarte Solingen

An astronomer at the Soligen Observatory grounds sets up a telescope in 2014, contributing to the Target Asteroids! project. Image Credit: Sternwarte Solingen

Opened on October 5th, 1924, the Solingen Observatory is over 90 years old, but plans for an additional facility have begun. The Galileum Solingen, slated for opening in 2016, will be the first planetarium in the world that is housed inside a spherical gas tank. The sphere, built in 1957, stored natural gas for decades, until it was decommissioned in 2009.

A 2014 view of the Galileum Solingen. When completed in 2016, it will be the world’s first planetarium built in a spherical gas tank. Image Credit: Galileum Solingen

A 2014 view of the Galileum Solingen. When completed in 2016, it will be the world’s first planetarium built in a spherical gas tank. Image Credit: Galileum Solingen

We greatly appreciate the support from our friends over in Solingen, and are very excited about the opening of their state-of-the-art planetarium in 2016. In spite of being a campaign to raise awareness about a U.S. government agency, Penny4NASA continues to receive support from around the world, with many of those supporters asking for ways to contribute to our campaign.

On April 24th, we at Penny4NASA proudly relaunched our website to feature our latest video entitled “Imagine.” The video’s message is simple, “NASA’s annual budget is a half a penny on your tax dollar. Imagine what we could do with a full penny.” And imagine you did. To date, the video has amassed nearly 80,000 views, inspiring many of you to take action by writing letters to Congress in support of increasing NASA’s budget. Today, we are pleased to offer a German-translated version of the video to our supporters overseas.

Watch the original English language version of the video here.

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