Friday November 10 - 6:00 PM CST Member Only Observing Night
Begins : Friday, November 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM Central Standard Time
Ends : Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:30 PM Central Standard Time
Duration : 5 hours 30 minutes
We try to reserve Observatory nights nearest the New Moon for our CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY. You can bring along family or a friend if they want to observe with you. This allows our members to work on their various observing projects, do some astrophotography, share ideas and help each other with their goals. The gates will open at 6:00 PM.
NOTE: Due to the time change this is after sunset.
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.
Winter is close at hand! Our rural site temperatures drop quickly after sunset. Bring a warm coat, cap, gloves and wear warm shoes. Be sure to bring along something to drink as well as an energy snack. . It is not recommended for you to sit on lay on the grass, there are chairs in the observatory classroom.
Saturn and Jupiter will be “must see” observing sites. Or challenge yourself to track down Uranus and Neptune as well. Ferret out the giant Andromeda galaxy and its companions. There are other star clusters and galaxies hidden behind the curtain of night.
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
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. You can print off your application or image it as proof of new membership.
- Follow our map directions DO NOT USE GPS