Event List

Saturday November 4 - 5:45 PM Guest and Members Night

Begins : Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 5:45 PM Central Standard Time

Ends : Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 10:45 PM Central Standard Time

Duration : 5 hours


Saturday November 4th  Gates Open at 5:45 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 November 4th  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.


Late Autumn temperatures often drop quickly after dark in rural areas. A warm jacket, cap and gloves are recommended.  Your feet will appreciate Warm Closed toed shoes.   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 Autumn sky and galaxies are well placed overhead.   Saturn with its rings is ready for viewing as soon as it gets dark.  Bright Jupiter with its four Galilean moons is closest to Earth in November and up all night.   The planet Uranus is nearby and visible in telescopes


PLEASE NOTE: If adverse weather is nearby we may cancel or close earlier.  


Our observing ground gates will open at 5:45 PM. Guests are asked to park on the lot at the large building next to our observing field.  Please try to arrive before 6:30 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.
 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