Up for raffle are THREE telescopes donated by our good friends at Telescopes Plus.


Every raffle chance is just $5, with ALL proceeds going towards development, 

maintenance, and programming at Branched Oak Observatory.


The grand prize is an unbelievable 12" Zhumell Dobsonian reflector telescope. It features the following...


  • 12" Primary Mirror

  • 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser

  • Clutch mount with tension knob

  • Primary mirror cooling fan

  • New adjustable azimuth bearing system

  • Includes 2 eyepieces (a 2” 30mm and a 1.25” 9mm), a 8x50 finderscope, and laser collimator


Grand Prize

$5 per entry

Payments made through PayPal services.

A PayPal account is not required. 

2nd Prize

2nd Prize is the fantastic 5" Zhumell Z130 Tabletop Reflector Telescope, complete with 3 eyepieces and a red-dot finder.


3rd Prize

3rd Prize is the capable 4.5" Celestron AstroMaster 114 Reflector Telescope on Equatorial mount.

Raffle Rules and Information:

1) Each raffle ticket is $5.  

Purchase as many entries as you would like!

2) Drawings will be on Sat. September 23rd around 8PM 

during the Fall Star-B-Q event. Need not be present to win. Winners, if not present at the event, will be contacted immediately via email, and subsequently announced the following day on Facebook and here on the website.

3) Only one prize per name.

4) Winners must pick up telescopes at Branched Oak Observatory. 

5) Executive Officers and BOD Members of Branched Oak Observatory are NOT allowed to participate in this raffle.


BOO Observatory Associates, general volunteers, and local

astronomers, are ENCOURAGED to enter the raffle.

This raffle is being held under provisions 9-508 and 9-511 of the Nebraska Small Lottery/Raffle Act.

$5 per entry

Payments made through PayPal services.

A PayPal account is not required.