The below vendors support MDSP and Amateur Astronomy. If you need a new eyepiece, a new case, or a new gift idea - check these vendors who support amateur astronomy out first!
Each Star Party registered adult is given 2 free raffle tickets. Extra tickets can be bought at the Star Party site for $TBA each, 12 for $TBA. Presently, raffle tickets can not be bought online. During the event, each prize will have a container for raffle tickets. Place as many raffle tickets in the containers for the prizes you most want to win.
Thanks to below 2014 Vendors who donated to MDSP.
|Watch this Space for more raffle items coming soon!||Support our below Vendors who support Amateur Astronomy.|
Hands On Optics
Raffle Item and description To Be Announced
(1) Fully multi coated GSO Plossl 40mm. See: Plossl 40mm
Visit website: Agena AstroProduct
|Raffle Item and
description To Be Announced
Visit: The Sky Plus
Two gift certificates valued $50 each. Visit website: Astrozap
Dew-Not dew heater straps
1-DN003 FOR 3” SCOPE value $25.25
1-DN004 FOR 4” SCOPE value $27.50
1-DN005 FOR 5” SCOPE value $32.75
See: Cloudy Night Review
COSMOS eye nebula wrap on optical tube.
Lightweight and portable, a great grab-and-go telescope. This special edition of our bestselling FirstScope offers several upgrades over the original, including 2 Kellner eyepieces and a red dot StarPointer finderscope. Since it weighs just 4.3 pounds, the COSMOS FirstScope is the perfect companion for camping trips, and all your outdoor adventures.
Retail is: $69.95
Visit website: Celestron
One gift certificate for either, one Free Truss Pole Carry Case –OR- one Free Light Shroud in the length and color of their choice.
2-T’shirts black sizes L & XL
Sky & Telescope
Exploring the wonders of the cosmos doesn't require expensive and complicated equipment-the moons of Jupiter, breathtaking nebulae, and distant galaxies are all visible through binoculars.
Retail is: $21.95
Visit website: Sky & TelescopePocket
Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time.
Retail is $19.95
Visit website: Sky & Telescope
We design, build, and sell telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, microscopes, and niche electronics that are high-quality, durable, and a great value. Visit website: Explore Scientific
|Donation is a 2”,
20mm 100 degree Nitrogen-purged waterproof eyepiece. Retail
is $299. See:
•The Explore Scientific 20mm 100 Eyepiece has been getting lots of thumbs up from seasoned amateur astronomers and now you can have one of your very own for a great price!
•The eyepiece is waterproof and nitrogen-purged, and it comes with a replaceable soft, folding eyecup. Eye relief on the Explore Scientific 20mm 100 Eyepiece is 14.5mm, the barrel is 2" and accepts 2" filters.
and publications for astronomy and astronomy education.
See website: David Chandler Company
Donation is Two “First Light” kits. See: First Light Kit
Astrophotograph of Messier 1
||Messier 1 Photograph
Image donated by Harry Kimmel III
1 8x10 print, matted in an 11x14 frame. $60
|An AUTO OFF modification kit for the Telrad Finder. Includes on-site installation. Donated by Bill Price. $20|
A chocolate raffle prize, value $25
Visit: Divine Candy Creations
|Burgess Optical||At Burgess
Optical, we have always been committed to manufacturing the
highest quality products.
Raffle prize is: CX4 Contrast Filter; $59. See: Filter.
Visit website: Burgess Optical
David Chandler Company
Sky & Telescope
The Sky Plus
Divine Candy Creations
Teeter's Telescopes, LLC.
Hands On Optics