Grand Mesa Observatory is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that will provide hands on experiences and educational opportunities that foster a passion for astronomy and science in Western Colorado. We will be accomplishing this mission throughout the United States and globally via remote control of professional-grade telescopes, thereby providing the dark skies and technical capabilities that are lacking in so many educational settings.
To create hands-on experiences for enrichment educational opportunities for those who have a passion for astronomy and science.
To provide access to professional-grade astronomical equipment for individuals, groups, and organizations that may not otherwise have access.
To engage both the local and online astronomical communities and provide educational opportunities for both.
To coordinate with local schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, and science centers to offer programs that will enhance the learning experience of all those involved.
To cultivate and encourage a passion for the STEM fields in educational institutions both in the United States and abroad.
To become a financially self-sustaining organization that will eventually be able to provide grants and scholarships to local students.