While the telescopes were saved, many homes were lost on the mountain and in the surrounding areas and many people lost everything.
Now iTelescope is collecting donations that will be sent to the Warrumbungle Shire Mayor's Bushfire Appeal and the ANU Siding Spring Observatory Fire - Staff Emergency Relief Fund. I quote from a post on iTelescope.Net
Thank you for all the generous donations so far! Within hours of the newsletter going live, we've managed to raise $2,766 AUD already.
More details and donation links can be found here: