Personal Home Observatories

 - Oct 8, 2007   Updated: Jul 21 2011
References: arizonaskyvillage & nytimes
A growing number of amateur astronomers have added observatories to their homes for costs ranging from $50,000 up to $500,000. Some have even gone so far as to move far away from the city to minimize as much light pollution as possible to get the most crisp visuals through their telescopes. The real astro addict would even consider moving to specialized "astronomical" communities that have sprung up across North America.

Implications - Consumers are willing to spend a lot of money in the pursuit of knowledge as they feel it betters them as human beings. Corporations may consider providing educational services that will aid these individuals in achieving their desired intellectual goals.