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Highland Road Park Observatory

The Wormhole

Donation Rewards System

The Wormhole occupies a glass case on the southeast side of the main floor of HRPO, between permanent Moon Display and the Upcoming Events Bulletin Board.

This Wormhole is divided into three areas into which different items “blink into existence” periodically. The central division always showcases a not-for-sale item which remains on display for various periods of time.

The two bookend areas, however, contain for-sale items or packages! Each of those items is a special, sometimes one-time-only presence which is on-sale to the first lucky patron who can shell out the cash. The longer an item stays in the Wormhole, the cheaper it becomes. Should you wait until the price drops? Or will someone else buy it first?

All monies gained from the Wormhole go straight into HRPO’s BREC Foundation account! The account monies are used to purchase equipment and supplies for our many public offerings.

CURRENT REWARD PACKAGES

IS IT THE TRUTH…OR A REALLY NUTTY BOOK?

The legendary 2010 spoof hardcover has “Professor Alan Grey” describe all the aliens known, explains how to spot them on Earth♁, etc.

Alienology Book Cover

19 OCT: $11.00
26 OCT: $10.00

Any remaining copies not sold by Halloween will not be available again until April.

A-HAUNTING WILL WE GO

Picture it: your backyard, a Full Moon Halloween. The ghostly moonlight bathes your haunted house in a creepy milky glow…

Monster House 3-D

20 OCTOBER: $20.00
23 OCTOBER: $16.00
25 OCTOBER: $13.00
28 OCTOBER: $9.00
31 OCTOBER: $6.00

Comes with cardboard figures (ghost, bat, etc.) and picture book.
Item removed if not sold by Halloween.

OLD GLOBE FOR AN OLD PLANET

For years this now-faded landscape of the Red Planet has graced the HRPO tables; now the donation switches from extended display to immediate expulsion!

Mars Globe

23 OCTOBER: $87.00
31 OCTOBER: $75.00
10 NOVEMBER: $62.00
19 NOVEMBER: $50.00
1 DECEMBER: $37.00
19 DECEMBER: $25.00

Item removed if not sold by 4 January.

Call HRPO at 768-9948 to have any Wormhole selection held for pickup for twenty-four business hours only.

The lowest price for any item is always at least ten dollars.

ALERT: There are two extra, low-priced “Wormhole Extension” prizes positioned in the Best Little Store case until Halloween:
*an art kit for making owls out of rocks and pine cones
*a small acid-free print of Oak Alley Plantation

Cash or check only, please.

The on-sale Wormhole items are not government-owned. They are always gifts from non-governmental owners.

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 03:27 PM.

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