Event List

Guest and Members Night Friday June 28 – 8:15 PM

Begins : Friday, June 28, 2024 at 8:15 PM Central Standard Time

Ends : Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:30 PM Central Standard Time

Duration : 3 hours 15 minutes

Saturday June 28  Gates Open at 8:15 PM       

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

NOTE: if weather conditions are poor of Friday we will try again on Saturday

           at the same time.  Check our website for updates


You are invited to join us Friday June 28  for our Guests and Members observing night at our observatory. Weather permitting, we will have several telescopes set up for you to enjoy the stars, galaxies, and other treasures of the night 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.


Parking is available on the lot in front of the large building to our east.


The rural evening temperatures are often cooler than in town. So, a light jacket may be useful.  Warmer weather also has invigorated our insect “friends”.    Please apply insect repellents away from the telescope areas.  Also, it is not recommended to lay on the ground even with a blanket.  We have chairs in the classroom, or you can bring your own lawn chairs.  You may also like to bring a snack and something to drink.

Please keep children with your group.  Younger children may enjoy a quiet activity of their own.




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


Our observing ground gates will open at 8:15 PM. Guests are asked to park on the lot at the large building next to our observing field.  Please try to arrive before 9:00 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