With grateful thanks

With grateful thanks

RAG is indebted to everyone who has contributed to the building of the Observatory

With special Thanks to:-


   Nat Mann - Cardinaltech


Simon Proctor - Codeminers       

without whose help and support this website would not have been possible


£5000 Grant

plus £1000 for equipment

£4400 Grants (various)


Community Partnership Fund

£10000 grant

£1000 Grant




Mrs Ann Bolas

Donation of Peter Bolas' 8" Meade telescope

and other astronomy equipment


The Steel Security Doors





The Interactive screen



Tim Leonard Construction

The Observatory building

Sponsored Observing evening

£163 raised 

Steel 'skeleton' for the pier

Andawest Engineering Limited

£400 donation for training scopes

Timber for internal fittings

Carpets for the warm room and store room

Continuing Support

Continuing Support


Continuing Support

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Continuing Support



Continuing Support

The steel gate on the pathway


External cladding

and Timber treatment


Store Room Fire Door

Mrs Diane Crane - Donation

in memory of Peter Crane

- Orion 12" telescope

and reference books on Astronomy

The wooden plaque


Individuals - Monetary Donations of £100 plus

Mr David and Mrs Elizabeth Backhouse
Mr Gary Norris
Mr Stephen Tain
Mr Adam Cheetham
Prof. Ian Morrison
Dr. Alan Wood
Mrs Ann Bolas


Other donations

Ben Robinson, Chairman of Burton Albion Football Club
- use of Conference Suite for fundraising event

Mark Edgington, The Hub Cafe, Rosliston Forestry Centre


Payment ‘adjusted’ / or support given:

Tim Leonard, TCL Construction Ltd. Contractor

AVC(Stairbox)Ltd, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent - Dome stairs