Black Rock Observatory is a tourist office/welcome center for the rest of the universe. Our mission is to teach people that space is relevant to them. They’re alive because of energy streaming from 90 million miles away. They may die because of catastrophic impacts. Our very survival depends on our understanding of the Solar System and the universe and for the first time, the tools to decode the universe or maybe even save the planet are accessible to everyone.
With an open source observatory dome built from interlocking wood pieces housing optical and radio telescopes, meteorite and and scale model of the solar system, we will educate people about the adventure and opportunities that wait for us if we choose to become a true spacefaring civilization and the dangers if we don’t. We will convince them that for the first time in history, they have the tools necessary to explore space.