FRIENDS OF THE OBSERVATORY
To call the Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg Observatory (CGO) at Enid High School a “jewell” isn’t an overstatement. The venue is the only one of its kind at a high school in Oklahoma and has provided Enid students with a leading-edge educational opportunity...until recent years.
Now, the observatory stands on the brink. It’s telescope, while still functional and performing, is more than 50 years old. Technology has come a long, long way in the ensuing years. The time for a dramatic change is the present...to ensure the promise of a bright and shining tomorrow.
To become a "Friend of the Observatory," simply click here.
The observatory now has “friends” in Dr. Currie-Gregg and her husband, Tim Gregg, who graduated from Enid High School and took astronomy while a Plainsman student. But, the facility is in need of even more friends and that’s where you can get involved.
To be a “Friend of the Observatory” requires no financial commitment. When you register to become a CGO supporter, your name will be added to the roster of names you'll soon find here. You’ll be kept in the loop on matters relating to observatory improvements, the state of the fundraising campaign, and additional STEM educational outreach programs Dr. Currie-Gregg will help implement within the Enid schools in the future.
Here’s a list of goals for the Friends of the Observatory campaign:
Purchase a new telescope replacing the existing instrument which is more than 50 years old
Add software enhancements to the new telescope, paving the way for remote access and much broader educational use
Install much-needed safety enhancements to the viewing deck of the observatory
Repair and renovate the dome structure, both inside and outside
Create an on-campus "viewing control room" enabling more students to view images from the telescope
Develop a sustainable astronomy-related STEM outreach program within the Enid Public Schools
Identify and support additional STEM programs promoting science and mathematics
Provide a development stipend for a deserving Enid-area science teacher
Explore the creation of an ongoing scholarship program for an Enid High School graduate pursuing relevant degree requirements in college
Our mission is simple: We Will Find Stars...in our skies and in our schools. Our aim is to motivate, inspire and encourage the Enid students of today to become principles in NASA’s first Mission to Mars in the decades to come.
To become a “Friend of the Observatory,” simply click here.
To make a financial contribution in support of the Currie-Gregg Observatory, click on the button below.