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Come and visit the Community Observatory
Come and visit the Community Observatory

PLACERVILLE, CA - When I'm not on the Assignment Desk at News10, I'm out volunteering in my community.  One of my favorite places is the Community Observatory in Placerville. This short video gives you an idea of what to expect if you visit the observatory. Be sure to read the "Preparing for your visit," page on their website if you decide to visit them.  Also check before you head out to make sure cloud cover hasn't closed them for the night.  Enjoy.

Here's a short overview of the organization:

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.

-Source: www.communityobservatory.com

 

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