Upcoming viewing highlights
Upcoming Public Viewing Open Nights in the Observatory:
All Observatory Open Nights are Friday evenings.
Start times vary depending on Moon and planet rise and set times.
Date - Start Time
January 30 - 7:00 pm - Moon, Jupiter
February 6 - 7:00 pm - Jupiter
February 13 - 7:00 pm - Jupiter
February 20 - 6:00 pm - Moon, Jupiter, Venus
February 27 - 7:00 pm - Moon, Jupiter
March 6 - Observatory Closed - Spring Break
March 13 - Observatory Closed - Spring Break
March 20 - 8:00 pm - Jupiter, Venus
March 27 - 8:00 pm - Moon, Jupiter, Venus
April 3 - 8:00 pm - Moon, Jupiter, Venus
April 10 - 8:00 pm - Jupiter, Venus
April 17 - 8:00 pm - Jupiter, Venus
April 24 - 8:00 pm - Jupiter, Venus
May 1 - 9:00 pm - Moon, Jupiter, Venus
May 8 - Closed for Summer Break until September
We will meet first in the old science center auditorium (on Howard St., just off Taunton Rd) for a slide show before proceeding to the new observatory. There is parking on the right just past the entrance. Check back to this page for an updated weekly schedule. The Friday Observatory Open Night event is free of charge.
The Observatory welcomes pre-scheduled small groups to visit our facilities on public viewing nights. We ask that all groups larger than 10 arrange their visits to the observatory so that we can manage the number of visitors to our program. Families and smaller groups are welcome at all times and do not need to make prior arrangements.
For more information, please contact Tony Houser at email@example.com or 508-286-3979.