The Southern Utah Space Foundation is dedicated to astronomy outreach and education.
Astronomy equipment can be prohibitively expensive for an individual, and for this reason, many people never get to look through a telescope in their entire lives.
But when a community comes together to raise money for bigger, better astronomy equipment, that equipment can be used in schools, at public events, at public parks, and the darker areas around town.
The telescope has been around for only a few hundred years, and large portable telescopes have only been in existence for about 50 years, and commercially available telescopes specifically designed for the Sun have been around for a very short time. There is no reason today that we shouldn’t all get to see the stars and the Sun using the best equipment available.
SUSF is a non-profit (501c3) dedicated to making sure that anyone and everyone gets the chance to see planets, giant nebulae, weird moons, ancient globular clusters, and distant galaxies up close and personal.
If you would like to help us in our quest, check out the ways to support us here.