Event List

Guest and Members Night Saturday Feb 3 – 5:15 PM

Begins : Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 5:15 PM Central Standard Time

Ends : Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 10:30 PM Central Standard Time

Duration : 5 hours 15 minutes

    This event will likely be CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST OF RAIN   

Saturday February 3rd  Gates Open at 5:15 PM       

   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 February 3rd  for our Guests and Members observing night at our observatory. Weather permitting, we will have several telescopes set up for you to enjoy the bright stars of the winter sky.  Some of our members will have telescope outside for viewing.  You will also have an opportunity to visit the telescope in our observatory dome. When approaching a telescope ask the owner if they are willing to share the views.


On clear winter nights the temperature drops off quickly after dark in rural areas. Dress in layers. A warm coat, 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 warm up a bit and visit.


The planet Jupiter and its moons is still well placed for observing.  Saturn is low in the SW as dusk arrives.   It will soon leave the evening sky and emerge in the predawn sky by late March.    The winter sky contains 8 or the 20 brightest stars forming a large “winter circle or hexagon”   The bright winter constellations of Taurus, Auriga, Orion and Gemini are all easily observed.  Telescopes will reveal the large Orion Nebula and several easy star clusters,  


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


Our observing ground gates will open at 5:15 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 and drive carefully if arriving after dark.  

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