Event List

Guest and Members Night – Oct 7 - 6:30 PM

Begins : Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 6:30 PM Central Standard Time

Ends : Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00 PM Central Standard Time

Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Saturday October 7th  Gates Open at 6:30 PM   CDT   

   Guest Please RSVP to help us be prepared for your visit.

NOTE: Weather conditions may cause the event to be cancelled. 

            Check our website for updates


You are invited to join us Saturday October 7th  for our Guests and Members observing night at our observatory. Weather permitting, we will have several telescopes set up for you to enjoy a summer evening under the stars.  When approaching a telescope ask the owner if they are willing to share the views. You will also have an opportunity to visit the telescope in our observatory dome.


Autumn temperatures often drop quickly after dark in rural areas. A jacket is recommended.  Closed toed shoes are preferable to flipflops.  Bring along something to drink and maybe a light energy snack.   We do have a restroom and a classroom area to relax and visit a bit.


The summer constellations along with the Milky Way are still on display in the SW sky. While the Autumn sky and galaxies are rising in the east.  The Saturn with its rings is well placed for observing as soon as it gets dark.   Jupiter rises in the ENE about 8:20 PM but we’ll have to wait an hour for it rise high enough to see much detail.  


There are a couple of minor meteor showers going on in early October so we may be fortunate enough to see a few of them. 


PLEASE NOTE: If severe storms nearby we may cancel or close earlier.  


Our observing ground gates will open at 6:30 PM. Guests are asked to park on the lot at the large building next to our observing field.  Please try to arrive before 7:15 PM.  

 So that we can better prepared for our guests we would a appreciate an RSVP.  You can use our 
CONTACT TAB option on the TOP of our website bar. 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

   If you send an RSVP on Saturday you may not get a reply but you may come anyway.

DONATIONS box is available to help us with the expenses of the observatory.
Suggested Donation is $ 5 per adult, $ 2 Kids under 6 Free. – Cash is best way.


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