BOK Academy in Lake Wales, FL announces the installation of their Radio Telescope

Bok Academy offers a unique educational opportunity that exemplifies and honors the life of the philanthropist Edward W. Bok, who in the 1920’s, created a sanctuary of beauty, serenity, and peace in Lake Wales. Bike trips to Bok Tower Gardens enable our students to really connect with the legacy of the Bok family.

The project took a lot longer than anticipated due to hurricane Irma, which in 2017 destroyed the dish they had installed and one of their main buildings.

With the help of contributions from SARA as well as other community benefactors, a new dish was installed and a SpectraCyber receiver and feed  horn installed.

Dennis Farr assisted with the setup of the equipment and made a presentation to the school.