Guest & Members Night - Yes will be OPEN - See NOTE in Details

8/19/2022 7:30 PM

Yes we will be open tonight - Looks like partly cloudy - but should see stars in the gaps between clouds. if it gets really cloudy will like close after 9:00 PM

You are invited to join us Friday August 19 for our Members and Guests observing night at our observatory. If Friday is cloudy we will try to schedule again on Saturday is skies are clear.

We will have several telescopes set up for you to enjoy views of the mid Summer Constellations. The Milky Way is high overhead in the east near dusk. There are many deep sky wonders to see along its course. Saturn is at closest this month and visible all night. Jupiter rises about 10:00 PM

Our observing ground gates will open at 8:00 PM. Guests are asked to park on the lot at the large building next to our observing field. Due to our rural location, it is recommended you wear socks and closed toe shoes. Please use insect repellant at your cars and not near the telescopes.

We are ASKING EACH GUESTS GROUP to RSVP ( preferably by Friday if possible ) by using our CONTACT option on the TOP of our website bar. This will help us be better prepared to help you. Small family or friends’ groups are welcome, but we cannot accommodate large groups at this time. Children MUST be supervised. Quiet activities for restless kids are beneficial.

GUESTS - Please RSVP by giving us the FIRST & LAST NAME of the primary person.
An EMAIL and contact PHONE number. - Number of - ___ Adults / ___ Children

A DONATIONS box is available to help us with the expenses of the observatory.
Suggested donation is $5 adults, $2 kids, children under 6 free.
NOTE: You likely won’t get a confirmation -
Please check our website before heading out for possible cancellations.

Hopefully the summer Covid surge is slowing down. We are asking you choose a future date if you or your family are ill. When approaching a telescope ask the owner if they are will to share the views.

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, please review
 Star Party Etiquette

* * Events may be cancelled due to weather conditions. Check back here for cancellations.



Due to Heavy Spring Rains our normal road is still in poor condition.
This map Link gives safer travel directions
ACT Observatory - - NOTE: Do NOT Use GPS
Click Here for Directions Map