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Banner Creek
Science Center
& Observatory
 
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!"
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What's Up?
(In the Night Sky)
 
Please click [ HERE ] for current observatory weather station reports.
 
Click [ HERE ] for the current Star Chart Image.
 
For those with an urge to play and experiment,
click [ HERE ]  for the Current Star Chart with a Control Panel.
 
Click [ HERE ] for the 2016 Astronomical Twilight chart
 
Click [ HERE ] for the 2016 Moonrise/Moonset chart

Click [ HERE ] for the latest Space Weather news.
 

 
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Click the image for current sky conditions at Banner Creek Observatory.

 
 
How do I read it?  In the rows labeled "sky conditions", find a column of blue blocks. You can probably observe then.
 
Click [ HERE ] for detailed instructions.
 
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Current Moon Phase:
 
CURRENT MOON
 
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Click the image for current maps of the night sky.
 
 
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