Organization Information



Physical Address:

14300 NW 98th St.,

Raymond, NE 68428


EIN: 47-4467998


Date of Unincorporated Association: 03/25/2015


Registration of Trade Name:

Application filed with Secretary of State on 07/22/2015

Notice of Trade Name published on 07/25/2015 (Lincoln Journal Star)

Trade Name Now Closed- Filed for Non-Profit Domestic Corporation.


Date of Non-Profit Domestic Corporation: 05/28/2019

Status: Active. SOS #1905161932. Documents downloadable from state here .



Effective Date of Tax Exemption: 03/25/2015 (DLN 26053591001535)


Type of 501(c)(3):

Exempt Purpose Activity-Supported Charity 509(a)(2)




Vision Statement:


To be the premier destination for astronomy education in the state.


Mission Statement:


To inform and inspire the public about astronomy by sharing the wonders of the night sky in an entertaining and educational way.


Although the Branched Oak Observatory is primarily a resource for the general public, we aim to provide STEM opportunities for area K-12 students in an effort to encourage the next generation of professional astronomers, scientists, and engineers. Further, we plan to work with the University of Nebraska system as well as other colleges in the area to offer observational and research opportunities for undergraduate astronomy students.


Executive Officers:


Michael Sibbernsen – CEO


Matthew Anderson – COO


Kendra Sibbernsen - CFO

Download Branched Oak Observatory's IRS Exemption Determination Letter here