Members Only Observing Night
Begins : Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Ends : Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Duration : 5 hours
Friday March 17, 2023 Gates Open at 7:00 PM Daylight Time
We try reserve Observatory nights nearest the New Moon to our CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY. This allows our members to work on their various observing projects, share ideas and help each other with their goals. The gates will open at 7:00 PM. NOTE: The sun sets at 7:32 PM so drive carefully if arriving after dark. If Friday's session is cancelled due to weather, we may try to be open on Saturday if weather conditions improve. Check website for updates.
PLEASE NOTE: If nighttime temperature is extremely cold, or severe storms nearby we may cancel or close earlier.
Dress warmly – Our Rural area can be much colder after dark..
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
Venus shines brightly in the SW. Jupiter is still visible for about an hour low in the SW.
Mars is high in the south as it begins to pass from Taurus into Gemini.
The bright stars of Orion, Taurus, Gemini and the rest of the winter circle of stars are well placed for viewing in the south. Leo and portions of the Spring sky become visible as they rise in the east.
As a member you can bring family members or a friend that wants to observe with you but no large groups. Please keep minor family members within your observing area with a supervising adult.
To develop your observing skills, you may want to consider trying to earn one of the over 40 well designed observing certificates from the Astronomical League. Check out some of their Observing Programs
If you are not currently a member you may try one of our RSVP guest nights or you can easily join. Simply go to the JOIN section on our website. Submit the forms online or mail in your membership dues. Click here to Join our Club
You can print off your application or image it as proof of new membership.
ACT OBSERVATORY directions - Follow our map directions DO NOT USE GPS
MOSTLY PAVED ROADS – Hwy 75 to 201st St S – through Mounds OK
Most DIRECT ROUTE – Hwy 75 to 241st St S – some coarse gravel & dirt roads