The Sisters Science Club

We are a community based organization that strives to enhance science, math, and health in the schools and community through seven main areas.

CLICK ON ONE OF THE STARS on the image to the right & explore the club's activities.

Founded January 2011, the club is comprised of approximately 350 members - but there is no clubhouse, administration, or required annual dues. Rather, the club works by the community bringing volunteers and financial support to enhance the good ideas of the school's science teachers.

The club enjoys close support from Kiwanis, Rotary, The Roundhouse Foundation, The Sisters Garden Club, Energyneering Solutions, Saint Charles Medical Center, Cascades East Area Health Education Center (CEAHEC) and has been awarded grant support from the Oregon Community Foundation and the Meyer Memorial Trust.

Most importantly, numerous individuals see value in these programs and provide financial support through the Sisters School Foundation, a 501c3 organization. If you would like to join this effort, click here to reach our president!

Our 2017 science fair was simply terrific! Check back for pictures from this event by clicking on the star at the lower right of our logo! (Coming soon!)

7. Flight Science
6. Hutchinson Cancer Research
5. Belfry Community Talks
4. The Science Fair
3. Seed to Table Program
2. Sisters School District and Health Education
1. Sisters Schools

Yes, you can safely look directly at the Sun, BUT ONLY if you have special equipment. Here you see a young astronomer looking at our star through a telescope with a white-light filter, and what she's seeing looks pretty much like the roll-over image.

Our own star is very hot ... and turbulent, and some of the characteristics of the fusion reaction that powers both the Sun and our planet can be seen using this equipment.

During the total eclipse, this young viewer might be able to more clearly see the violent loops of gas called prominences trying to escape the Sun's massive gravity ... a most impressive sight. The Oregon Observatory at SunRiver is an excellent place to nurture interest in the stars!

Our next Frontiers in Science Monthly Symposium in Sisters is titled "2017 Solar Eclipse? What's all the excitement?" and will be presented on 24 May by Robert Grossfeld, COCC astronomy instructor and manager of the Oregon Observatory at SunRiver.

The new moon in August brings us the spectacular sights of a total solar eclipse. Come learn about what to expect, ways to view the eclipse and some of the science around it.

Belfry doors open at 6 and Lecture at 7PM

General Admission: $5.00. Science Club Donors, Teachers and Students are free.

Working out to get down to your swimsuit weight? Maybe you won't have to do all that work!

Researchers working at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, have developed a drug that acctivates a protein that regulates where muscles get their fuel ... allowing mice to burn fat energy instead of sugar energy. In fact, mice that had been sedentary for their whole lives, but treated with this drug, performed like well trained athletes. The drug is called GW501516 ... and though it has been studied for more than a decade, won't be available in time for your new swimsuit selection.