RCOS 20-Inch Telescope
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Our Mission: To provide hands-on scientific education in harmony with the ecosystem and Native American culture.
Our Vision: BCSCO will operate as a premier natural and physical sciences educational and research facility to attract students, scholars and tourists to the region.
Come for the Stars, stay for the Science. Our astronomy and science Mini-Classes and Seminars are designed to convey why science matters; to ignite flames of curiosity; to stimulate an interest in the STEM fields; to have fun making discoveries along the way; to create an attitude of "Wow! I've got to find out more about this!"
~~ The Observatory in the News ~~
Holton science center hosts open house for "Supermoon Eclipse"
Holton Recorder Article
Holton science center slates severe weather program
Holton science center slates comet observations
Banner Creek Science Center expands facility, programs
PBS - Nova - Monster of the Milky Way
Contains a glimpse of the Elk Creek Observatory in the Intro segment looking down on the workbench and dual-screen PC operations...
Space buffs to be on 'Nova'
Holton teacher goes solar
School's observatory open for Mars viewing
WIBW - Melissa Brunner
Observatory Shoots for the Stars
Astronomy Day features telescope, NASA scientist
Prairie Band committee disperses charitable funds
Lunar eclipse visible Thursday night
Briefly in Topeka
Holton students seeing stars
Science of the heavens
Light show dimmed
Meteor shower to light up night sky
Christmas day to bring a partial solar eclipse