Then to now
In 2014, we ran a Kickstarter to bring you The Mobile Observatory Project - an outreach mission to share all things about the sun and space weather! We had 800+ sponsors help make this goal a reality. We rented out our home and hit the road!!
The RV retrofit is complete!
2014 - 2019
The Mobile Observatory Project travels through 40+ states and 4 provinces from June 2014 through February 2015, with over 75+ events! After putting the RV into storage, we focused on running Observing The Frontier conferences, app, daily news and books!
We've officially CLOSED on 70 acres in hopes of building a campground for 0bservers! 🎉🎉🎉
Staking 12 acres for construction!
10 Year Anniversary of Suspicious Observers!
Talented engineers putting together Concept Plan and discussing infrastructure!
We are continuing to work on the design phase of the learning center and campground, including getting roadbase. We've got buffalo gourds growing, about 100 lining the creek!
Organized an Observer Ranch campground design contest and received over 50 entries! A final design was chosen, but it will incorporate aspects we loved from all of the entries!
We hosted our locals event in Colorado Springs at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry! We shared upcoming ranch developments, met with our sponsors, and loved getting together with local Observers!
Breaking ground! Getting started on building roads and infrastructure at the ranch!
Making progress on the Observer Ranch Library design!
Working on creating planet-inspired trailers for the ranch! We currently have Earth and Mars. Excited to expand into the whole solar system!
The snow is melting and construction is continuing with True North! We are also jumpstarting on planning special events and courses that will be offered at the ranch!
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Observer Happy Hour this month!
Summer is just around the corner at the ranch, but a few snow capped mountains can still be seen on the horizon. We are thankful for this beautiful space in Colorado!
We hosted an Observer Tai Chi class, touching on the mindful connection between the universe and our everyday life!
Welcoming summer at the ranch with these stunning "Sun" flowers!
Observer August Meetup! Thank you to Rocky Top Mountain Campground for providing the beautiful location! The rain did not keep us from having a great time with fellow Observers!
We are officially approved! A team lunch to celebrate Observer Ranch's official County Commissioner's approval!
This month we hosted two Observer Events in Arizona! Thank you to the Scottsdale Sound Sanctuary and Flying Leap Winery. We are reminded of just how special it is for our community to come together.
We hosted the official ranch ground breaking ceremony! We are looking forward to making building progress.
Enjoying the holiday season and looking forward to all the Observer adventures 2023 will bring!
Our first Observer event of the year! We loved getting to meet with Observers in Cheyenne, WY. This is the first of many tour stops this year.
Father like "Sun!" showing the ropes of the daily Space Weather News videos!
Hosting our Observer Lecture event in San Jose, CA!
Our overnight Observer event at Flying Leap Winery and Distillery!
We now have some doors and windows in our main administration building!
Snowmelt water is still flowing through Eight Mile Creek on Observer Ranch! Over 3 billion gallons of water flowed through the ranch this month!
From our lunch event at the Observer Ranch site!
Celebrating finally closing on Observer Ranch!
The drywall is up and we are beginning to buildout the coffee bar that will be in the main Administrative Building.
We hosted a Observer Community Event in Colorado Springs at a local axe throwing business.
Hosting our first walk-through tour of Observer Ranch at our last event before the end of the year.
Our flooring is finished in the main area of the Administration Building.