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Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project

Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project (CBSAP) offers a unique solar astronomy experience with  observatory quality, narrowband solar telescopes on Celestron CGE mounts directly to over 250,000 students and adults at over 300 completely free STEM events per year in 22 countries worldwide.


The philosophy is simple: Freely educate young people about the awe inspiring world of astronomy in order to steer them towards careers in science for a better tomorrow.


Stephen Ramsden is the founder and director of the nonprofit Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project which is the largest volume hands on astronomy outreach program in the world, named in memoriam to a fellow veteran and victim of suicide.  Ramsden has delivered Celestron mounts, solar glasses, telescope equipment, and astronomy training to several of the world’s most remote locations and underserved communities in order to start chapters of CBSAP.


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Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project Donates Telescope setup to Brad Zickefoose as 2016 Jon Wood award

      The Jon Wood award is given periodically by CBSAP to people who epitomize the goals and community spirit of science education in our program.   Brad Zickefoose in suburban Atlanta, GA is just such a person.  Please join me in congratulating Brad for his years of teaching gifted science to an ever changing demographic in the Atlanta area. Radloff Middle school in Duluth is re...