Community Observatory to host Astronomy Day

The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory is a window to the night sky.

Members of the community will have the opportunity to become astronomers during Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 3 at the community observatory, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville.

Attendees will have the chance to see the stars through various reflecting telescopes, follow planets or the moon traveling across the sky and participate in constellation tours.

Presenters will also provide information on how to buy a telescope at 6:30 p.m. and then talk about the colors of the night sky at 7:15 p.m.

Telescope observation and sky tours will be given from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

The event is no-cost and open to the public.

The observatory was conceived by the Rotary Club of Cameron Park as a community service project to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Rotary International.

The Rotary Club members raised all of the funds and donated time and materials to build the observatory on land owned by the El Dorado County Office of Education adjacent to the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College.

The El Dorado County Office of Education, Cameron Park Rotary Club and the Folsom Lake College partner to make this innovative educational experience possible.

Dress warm for the night event and prepare to be amazed.

For more information about the observatory visit

El Dorado County Office of Education

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