Open daily 1-4 PM and 1st & 2nd Friday evenings 6:30-9 PM, weather permitting.
The observatory dome houses a Celestron 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope mounted on a Celestron PRO computerized mount with a wide array of filters, imagers and eyepieces that will enable you to experience the thrill of bringing faraway moons, planets, nebulae, clusters, galaxies etc. right into view, up close and personal. There is also a 100mm Lunt solar telescope, specially designed for observing the Sun in great detail with removable filters that allow for sunspots and other solar activity to be observed safely during the day.
Learning begun through interactive exhibits and distance learning on astronomy, orbital mechanics, stellar and planetary formation, gravity, will only be enhanced with the opportunity to see first hand real objects in the day and night skies.