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We’re on Amazon Smile

If you know about Amazon Smile and how a percentage of your purchase price gets donated to a charity of your choice, you can now choose Imperial Polk Astronomical Society as your charity. If you don’t know about Amazon Smile, here’s how it works: Go to Amazon Smile ( ) and “register”. “Search” for (and choose) …

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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Kissimmee Prairie is one of only two dark sky areas in Florida recognized and “certified” by the International Dark Sky Association. The “Prairie”, as it is referred to by amateur astronomers, is the premier observing/viewing spot in Central Florida. There are other “dark sky” areas in the state, but none are recognized by the IDA. …

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