Black Rock Observatory

Our mission is to inspire science literacy and introduce people to the wonders of the cosmos. We bring Science to Art Festivals and places where it needs champions. We are a tourist office for the rest of the universe.

We want to show participants the incredibly glorious vista of the planets through a telescope. There’s a beautiful moment when the viewer’s worldview expands to include the planets they learned about in school. They’re not just fairy tales or abstract concepts anymore. It’s real. Sometimes this can be terrifying. It’s always awesome. Lines often form. There’s also a calming sense of scale that comes along with observing the sky, making the observer feel small, even humble.