The Bend, OR site is associated with Cascades Academy and Bend High School.
RECON is important to Bend because they feel it is great to be citizen scientists and that is very meaningful to students and teachers. In addition, they enjoy the use of the telescope to see planets and deep sky objects. They are contributing to the exploration of the unknown! Some of their favorite RECON memories include sharing the telescope viewing the night before the solar eclipse, as well as connections and sharing at RECON science meetings. Getting on the field quickly and realizing how good their students are at setting up the telescope.