Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory







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Current Project: Open Sky Planetarium


At the observatory, we are currently working towards building the world's first outdoor planetarium!  This lowered seating pit will be built near the south side of the observatory.  The planetarium will seat over 40 visitors comfortably with seating for disabled persons as well.  Observatory staff will give tours of the constellations.  Additionally we will discuss associated mythology, general science, and astronomical history.  These lectures will be scheduled nightly.    This planetarium will include a handheld multimedia presentation using state-of-the-art wireless technology.  These mini TVs will have live feed from the telescopes incorporated with a slide show feature, similar to the welcome screen in the lobby of the observatory.


Our Sun

Our Moon

Solar System

Deep Sky Objects




Website last updated March 16,  2006.  Hosted by Anthony Watts, KMXI Radio.  Webmasters Tiara Norris and Brendan Diamond.