Community Observatory, Placerville, CA

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About the Observatory

 

The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory, a major community project was completed in 2006 in celebration of Rotary International's 100th anniversary.  The Observatory is FREE to all visitors, but DONATIONS are most certainly welcome to support the maintenance of the facility and telescopes.

Patterned after the public observatory in Bidwell Park in Chico, the Community Observatory features two 14-inch telescopes that bring our galaxy to life and offer excellent viewing of celestial phenomena.

Partners of the Community Observatory are Folsom Lake College/El Dorado Center and the El Dorado County Office of Education.  In addition, many community agencies companies and individuals participated in the creation and operation of this project.  Because of its unique educational value, the Community Observatory is adjacent to Folsom Lakes College's El Dorado Center in Placerville.  Its governing board is composed of members from Cameron Park Rotary Club, Folsom Lake College/El Dorado Center and the El Dorado County Office of Education.

 



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