Monday, July 25, 2016

Motoring Monday: Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory

The Banner Creek Science Center and Observatory encourages people to come for the stars, stay for the science. The center offers astronomy and science classes and seminars designed to, “ignite curiosity, stimulate interest and make learning fun.” The public is also invited to look through one of several observatory telescopes or enjoy clear-sky viewing outdoors with portable reflector telescopes. It is located about two miles southwest of Holton.
It was originally known as the Elk Creek Observatory and was founded in 2000. It became the only high school-owned observatory in the world. USD 336 assisted with the funding for the building, which was designed and built by a woodworking class.
The goal is to develop a full-time, low-cost curriculum for students of the schools, colleges and universities in the area, as well as informative mini-seminars for children and adults.
For more information or to schedule a visit, go to

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