About Us…

Rolling Hills Observatory is a private site that is dedicated to searching for asteroids, comets and supernova. It is also dedicated to the pursuit of astrophotography, public outreach and public education in the science of Astronomy.

The facility is located 5 miles south of Warrensburg, MO.  This site has good seeing conditions, low light pollution and a great visual horizon. The facility is 60 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri and 10 miles west of Whiteman AFB.

The complex consist of 1 dome and a control room/shed. The Explora Dome has a base of 10′ 6″ in diameter with an 8′  dome. It houses a 14″ CelestronC-14 SCT@ f-11  and a Starizona Hyper star lens system @ f-1.9 on a Celestron CGEM Deluxe equatorial mount.

Rolling Hills Observatory
Rick and Krys Owens
Warrensburg, MO


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