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Lime Tree

Lime Tree is crowdfunding

raised of £25,000 target by 60 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 to build a planetarium / immersive theatre and multifunction space to teach astronomy, science, nature and ecology lessons.

Grewelthorpe, Ripon, UK
1 month to go

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Lime Tree Farm Nature Reserve has been a supporter of ecology and sustainability for over 25 years. Visitors use the unique environment for a multitude of uses, both educational and social.

A recent addition to Lime Tree has been the very successful astronomical observatory, which has already seen over 1000 visitors coming along to marvel at the beautiful dark skies that the site enjoys.

Unfortunately the British weather doesn't always allow us to observe the skies and so a full immersion cinema/planetarium has been proposed to simulate the night sky, show educational films and be used as a multifunctional space for groups from all walks of life.

This permanently installed building would be unique to the local area and would benefit schools, the scouting movement, community groups and families across the region.

Lime Tree Farm Earth & Sky is a registered Community Interest Company number 10434490

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    Page last updated on: 4/20/2020 13.37





      Apr 20, 2020


    • Alison Kerr

      Alison Kerr

      Mar 12, 2020


    • John


      Mar 12, 2020

      Keep up the good work.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 11, 2020

      Good luck, I think this is an amazing project :-)

    • Anonymous


      Feb 20, 2020

      Keep up the good work this really is such a fantastic project it needs to happen!


    • Sandra, John and Matthew

      Sandra, John and Matthew

      Jan 9, 2020

      Best wishes for 2020! Good luck with the planetarium!


    • Philip Chatterton

      Philip Chatterton

      Oct 29, 2019


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    Grewelthorpe, Ripon, UK

    Martin Whipp is an Ophthalmic Technician who has had a lifelong interest in astronomy, and has been member of the York Astronomical Society since 1990. He was made a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2001 and has always had a dream of building and running a Planetarium.

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