Pod Max Educational Facility

With the completion of our SkyShed PODMAX observatory dome, the Grand Mesa Observatory has taken a major step in providing research-grade equipment to the schools, universities, and organizations across the country. With a 16” Ritchey–Chrétien telescope and a Software Bisque Paramount ME we are set up to collect data on a wide array of targets, and thanks to our cutting edge FLI KL4040 CMOS camera we will be able to capture.

We are currently looking to partner with any interested academic institutions, and if you would like to inquire about potential opportunities then please CONTACT US for more information!


United States Air force Falcon Telescope Network

The first of many partnerships we formed was a joint venture with Colorado Mesa University and the United States Air Force Academy. This partnership has results in the addition of an Astrohaven dome, Software Bisque Paramount ME2, and 20” Officina Stellare Ritchey–Chrétien telescope. This project is being entire managed by the Air Force Academy staff, and is a great example of how to our location for your project.

If you would like to inquire about building your own facility on our site for your organization then please CONTACT US for for information!


School Programming and special events

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