Awards for All

The AFA have received 3 grants from the lottery via the Awards for All scheme.

April 2002

The Association of Falkirk Astronomers has just received notification that they have been awarded a Lottery Grant of £3998 from the Awards For All programme. This grant is to help towards the purchase of a laptop computer and an LCD Projector which will be used to provide astronomy and teaching presentations at our meetings, at the RoadShows for interested groups and will be used at our public exhibitions and open days. More to follow, watch this space! Click HERE to see the official details of the award.

December 2003

Once more the Association of Falkirk Astronomers has been awarded a Lottery grant from the Awards For All (Scotland) programme. This time it is for the sum of £5,000 which will go towards the purchase of a telescope (probably the Meade 10" LX200 GPS), two pair of binoculars with tripods, display boards which will be used for exhibiting photographic images at exhibitions and talks, we will also be purchasing accessories for the telescope.

September 2005

AFA has been awarded another grant from the Awards for All (Scotland) programme. The award this time is for the sum of £3.700 and is for the purchase of a Coronado Solar telescope, eyepieces, Binomate with 2 wide angle eyepieces, Deep Sky Imager with RGB filters and Meade LPI with Autostar Suite. All the above equipment has been purchased from Telescope House.

Awards for All

For full details check out the Awards for All site.



AFA has been granted three awards of £250 each over the last 18 months. These awards are the result of William Craig an employee of ExxonMobil and one of our members, submitting AFA to the Volunteer Involvement Programme run by ExxonMobil.

Award 1

Dell Inspiron 2200

The first award went towards the purchase of a replacement laptop. The original one from IPC gave up for the second time and the cost of repair (if that was possible) was beginning to outway the cost of buying new. The laptop Inspiron 2200 was purchased from Dell.

Award 2

OKI 3200

The next award made it possible to buy a laser printer which is used to print the newsletter and any society business to a very high standard. The printer purchased was an OKI 3200 from Printerland.

Award 3


The most recent award was used towards the purchase of a custom made case to take the Meade 10" LX200 GPS telescope. The original box this telescope came in was beginning to fall apart and we had to have some means of transporting it safely, it's too expensive to let fall out the bottom of the box. The case we chose came from Green Witch which is the trading company of the Greenwich Observatory