Taylor Observatory is owned and operated by the Lake County Office of Education (LCOE).  Overall management of the facility is handled by the Observatory Coordinator, a partime employee of LCOE.  Staff Assistants are part time employees who assist in lectures, presentations, planetarium shows and telescope operation.  Docents are volunteers who support our staff in a variety of activities and projects.  A nonprofit organization, The Friends of Taylor Observatory, supports the Observatory outreach activites, through fundraising and donations.  The Ukiah Astronomical Society (U-A-S) provides support with telescope operation and astrophotography.

Taylor Observatory

Jenna Rodgers -
Observatory Assistants             
Eduardo Alatorre -
Carly Swatosh -


Cynthia Lenners -

Friends of Taylor Observatory Advisory Board


Bill Haddon, Ph.D.-   

Vice President
David Velasquez, Ph.D.

J. David Markham, Esq.

John Zimmerman    

Board Members
Eduardo Alatorre
Tom Shleif



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