We are on a mission to build a professional observatory in Carlton, Oregon! The exact location is in the works, but thanks to the overwhelming support of the Carlton community, we are well on our way!
The Carlton Observatory will be funded by individual donations and grants. You can donate by using the Donate button below, by mailing us a check to PO Box 241 Carlton OR 97111, by attending one of our upcoming Events, or by purchasing a star online! We also welcome all passionate volunteers and board members, as well as sponsorship from businesses.
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Promoting astronomy to foster an engaged, imaginative and scientifically literate community. We are a 501 (C)(3) Non-Profit Organization.
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The Carlton Observatory is the vision of Forrest Babcock and Janet Zuelke, who dreamed of building a science center that would cultivate and deepen community connections, while fostering innovative, scientific discovery. The duo enlisted the support of a small group of like-minded friends to reach out through community events, lectures, and star parties. At every interaction, the team encountered an enthusiastic curiosity about the science of astronomy and a desire to make all science more accessible to everyone.
The Carlton Observatory will provide a state-of-the-art resource, creating opportunities to expand science education for students and educators in rural Yamhill County and the greater area. From the traveling exhibits, to our maker’s studio, to the Observatory itself, this one-of-a-kind science center brings an innovative asset to the region. Visitors of all ages will find an interactive and exciting space where they can discover, experience, and celebrate the wonder of science in a whole new way.
This Concept Design moves the Observatory Project forward from what was an aspirational notion to a more concrete vision of a place, rooted in the community, located synergistically with the region’s major museum, and speaking to the deep wonder we all feel for the cosmos.
The Carlton Observatory is an organized 501c3 as of May 2018