WELCOME TO THE

Branched Oak Observatory

About Us

Branched Oak Observatory is an astronomy park located just southeast of the Branched Oak Recreation Area 20 miles outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. This makes it not only a short convenient drive from the city, but far enough out to enjoy relatively dark skies. Slowly, the park will grow into a major astronomy education facility.

Events

Once or twice a month, the Branched Oak Observatory is open to the general public and students of Astronomy. With the help of local astronomers, we set-up a variety of telescopes and explore the night sky.

Here is your chance to see planets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies live. Public events are always free-of-charge.

Get Involved

We need you! Area astronomy enthusiasts are always invited to join us for any advertised public star party. Set-up your own equipment, or just bring yourself to be an expert for the event.

Would you like to help with construction or program development? Become an Observatory Associate!

A WINDOW TO THE UNIVERSE

Welcome To The Branched Oak Observatory

A beautiful “sky park” and education complex 25 minutes northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska where you can meet with astronomers and explore the night sky through telescopes large and small.

HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

Branched Oak Observatory Is Growing!

All sponsorships go to the general operations of the Branched Oak Observatory. This covers all operational expenses including salaries for staff which provide the programming and maintenance of the facility. Also goes to improve the educational experience and overall experience each individual has when they visit the Observatory.

TALK TO THE ASTRNAUGHTS

Branched Oak SATCOM Array

The Branched Oak Observatory is pleased to announce, through a generous donation from Bob Finke of International Propeller Service, the The Jayden, Rutledge and Maggie Jo Finke SATCOM Array. This SATCOM Array is the only public SATCOM Array in the world at a public Observatory! Soon classrooms will be able to contact and speak with the International Space Station! Contact us to find out more information.

Next Upcoming Event

Private Site Inspection Visit

12 December 2023 - 14300 NW 98th Street
Raymond, NE 68428 United States
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