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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 Martian Triangle.

This Wormhole is divided into three areas into which different items “blink into existence” periodically. Each area has either a not-for-sale item, or sale items or packages! Each of for-sale item is a special, sometimes one-time-only presence which is available 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.


This is a special time for the Wormhole. It is currently filled with many lower-priced items perfect for gifts or collecting. There are additional items outside the Wormhole proper, including a work from a local artist and collectible books and magazines. And…


This majestic shot of the Pleiades (complete with the nebulosity through which they currently happen to be traveling) was released from HRPO’s archives a couple of seasons ago. We hate to part with it, but we're sure it’ll find a good home!

15 MAY: $80.00
24 MAY: $70.00
2 JUNE: $60.00
10 JUNE: $50.00
18 JUNE: $40.00
30 JUNE: $30.00
11 JULY: $20.00

Pleaides Framed

Item removed if not purchased before 21 July.
[On that morning, The Pleiades can be seen rising in the east between 3:30 am and 5:30 am.]


Donated from the same “mother,” these potted aloes arrived during IAD.

$3.00 to $5.00 each.

All will be kept until sold.

Aloe Vera Plants

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.

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 onSaturday, May 14, 2022, 11:13 AM.

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