Patano Studio is working with Washington State Park on the renovation and expansion of Goldendale State Park Observatory perched at 2100’ above Goldendale in southwestern Washington. The Observatory houses one of the largest accessible public telescopes in the nation. This year-round educational facility is dedicated to scientific telescope viewing and programming. Goldendale Observatory is certified as an International Dark-Sky Association Dark Sky Park.
The expansion will modernize the facility, incorporate interpretive exhibits, new landscape and exploration spaces and feature a new elliptical structure with a roof top observation deck and large hybrid interpretive/presentation space.