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This project was successfully funded on June 30, 2013.
We passed our $1M campaign funding goal today and are now on the way to our $2M stretch goal of searching for Alien Planets.
Thanks to you, we WILL build ARKYD - The first publicly accessible space telescope!
From Peoria, Illinois to Xinhui, China, from Givatayim, Israel, to Leicester, Great Britain, it is YOUR space observatory. But we’re not satisfied, and we know you’re not either.
Because there are alien worlds to be found.
And countless communities across the globe to connect to space for the first time in history.
But just for a moment, join in our celebration:
PS. Big thank you to our volunteer Klingonist Felix Malmenbeck who voiced our main video. A message from Felix to celebrate the one million mark:
tera'nganpu''e' malaw' 'ej maSar 'ach nItebHa' wa' yuQ wun wIDabtaH. mataHmeH 'ej maQapmeH mayeqchuqnISqu'. Hovtay'maj ngeHbej je DInuDDI', ngoDvam temlaH pagh. Ha'! majaqjaj 'ej nItebHa' ta'mey'e' ta'pu'bogh pagh DIta'jaj!
We Terrans are many and varied, but we inhabit a single, fragile planet. To survive, and to succeed, we must work together. When we observe our solar system and the cosmos, nobody can deny this fact. Let us boldly do what none have done before!