Drink a Beer; Restore an Observatory

Fundraiser ongoing at Chardon BrewWorks on historic Chardon Square

It’s a very dark, roasty, creamy ale with a thick, long-lasting head – and each pint poured is helping preserve the dark skies over Geauga County.

Chardon BrewWorks & Eatery‘s Dark Sky Stout was first brewed last year to raise a dollar a glass for the campaign to create Geauga Park District’s Observatory Park in Montville Township.

Now the stout is back on tap as a fundraiser to assist in the restoration of the Nassau Astronomical Observing Station, formerly owned by Case Western Reserve University, and part of the new Silver Tier International Dark Sky Park.

Think Guinness…only better!” said BrewWorks owner Mike Nedrow of his stout.

Think Guinness…only better!” said BrewWorks owner Mike Nedrow of his stout, already available at the brewpub at 205 Main Street in Chardon. Call 440-286-9001 to make sure it’s on tap before your next visit.

Geauga Park District’s restoration of the historic Nassau Astronomical Observing Station is a $1,175,000 venture by the Geauga Park District Foundation, the 501c3 fundraising organization working to support the Park District.

Renovations will include green restrooms and solar panels; restoration of the Cleveland-made Warner & Swasey 36″ Cassegrain telescope; an elevator to make the telescope handicapped accessible; the creation of The Museum of Astronomy in Northeast Ohio on the main floor; an adequate entrance with adequate parking; and construction of a trail linking the Nassau station with the main campus of Observatory Park.

It is widely recognized that nearly all of today’s scientists, professional and amateur alike, were inspired by a curiosity ignited when they were young, according to the Foundation. The Nassau Astronomical Observing Station is an investment in both formal and informal high-quality science education to support the next generation of science professionals who will be working in an environmentally at-risk world.

I can’t wait to take my grandkids out to the Nassau station and have them explore the stars and experience the wonder of the universe,” said Foundation Trustee Paula Aveni, chair of the Nassau Astronomical Observing Station Capital Campaign. “They enjoy hiking the park trails and investigating the forest around them. Nassau gives us one more great opportunity to play and learn together.”

Visit Observatory Park’s Capital Campaign webpage. For more information or to get involved, contact Emilie Gottsegen at 440-279-0835. or egottsegen@geaugaparkdistrict.org.

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