Event List

Guest And Members Night - Please RSVP

Begins : Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Ends : Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Duration : 5 hours

You are invited to join us Saturday December 17th for our Members and Guests observing night at our observatory. Weather permitting, we will have several telescopes set up for you to enjoy views of the early winter sky. Join us for a "Planet Parade" All the visible planets will be visible in the evening sky. Venus and Mercury hug the western horizon just after sunset. The planets Saturn and Jupiter will both be well placed for viewing. Mars is rising in the east. Check the website before you head out for updates.

Our observing ground gates will open at 4:30 PM. Guests are asked to park on the lot at the large building next to our observing field. Due to our rural location, it is recommended you wear socks and closed toe shoes. Coat, hat and gloves are recommended! It gets colder on our rural hill top.
Event may be canceled for extreme cold of hazardous roads. Check our website before heading out.

We are you to RSVP ( preferably by Friday if possible ) by using our CONTACT 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

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.
You may also use the Donation Tab on our website if you prefer to use credit

Covid & Flu are still of some concern - So we are asking you choose a future date if you or your family are ill. When approaching a telescope ask the owner if they are willing to share the views.

* * Events may be cancelled due to weather conditions. Check back here for cancellations.


 

Location

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