Guest and Members Night – June 23 - Please RSVP
Begins : Friday, June 23, 2023 at 8:15 PM Central Standard Time
Ends : Friday, June 23, 2023 at 11:45 PM Central Standard Time
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes
Friday June 23rd Gates Open at 8:15 PM CDT
Guest Please RSVP to help us prepare for guests
Note: If weather is poor Friday we may postpone to Saturday
Update: We do have electricity at the observatory! ! Sunset is 8:43 PM
We will have a nice moon to view early on and perhaps some sunspots before sunset.
So plan to stay late. Brighter stars will become visible at around 9:15 plus the planet Venus.
You are invited to join us Friday June 23 for our Guests and Members observing night at our observatory. Weather permitting, we will have several telescopes set up for you to enjoy views of the hidden treasures in the night sky. When approaching a telescope ask the owner if they are willing to share the views.
Come celebrate the beginning of summer with us. This time we have a special treat. A five day old waxing crescent moon hands high in the sky in the constellation of Leo the Lion. Brilliant Venus shines in the western sky with dimmer Mars nearby. The Big Dipper is high overhead. Later in the evening the stars of the summer triangle begin to risen in the NE.
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
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. Springtime temperatures can be unpredictable so you may need a jacket later in the evening. Please try to arrive before 9:15 PM.
We are asking you to RSVP ( preferably by Friday evening if possible ) by using our CONTACT TAB option on the TOP of our website bar. This will help us be better prepared to help you. 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 the day of our event you may not get a reply but you may come anyway.
A 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.
* * Events may be cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen conditions.
Please check our WEBSITE before heading out.
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