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August 29, 2018

Update on the observatory

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is pleased to let you know that we anticipate starting work at Goldendale Observatory in September, once permits are in hand. We have contracted with Tapani, Inc., of Battle Ground, to complete work on a much-expanded observatory in the fall of 2019.

Current available funding for the project at Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site is $5.4 million. This funding will allow us to:

1. Build the new observatory, retaining the iconic telescope room dome

2. Expand presentation and theater auditorium space

3. Create interactive exhibits

4. Add restrooms, septic system and other systems to support the build...

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