Guest Speaker:  Luigi Ornaghi

Luigiā€™s interest in astronomy began as a young man and he joined a club in Torino, Italy. In 2004, he owned a restaurant in the Alps and he applied for a grant through a nonprofit organization for an observatory. The observatory was built in the Alps, 7000 metres with a sliding roof biggest cost is the sliding roof and a 16 inch telescope.  

Luigi has been in Canada for four years and he sees an opportunity for an observatory in the Shuswap because of little light pollution in the night sky. This observatory would see a sliding roof where people view the night sky from the home computer. Luigi is looking for assistance in making connections with people who are interested in astronomy and donating money for an observatory.