The programs include an illustrated lecture, and if the sky is clear, participants will observe through the telescopes. Objects to be viewed include the Moon, the planets Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies can also be viewed.
The programs are provided as a community service and are free of charge.
Groups such as school classes, scouts, and community organizations must make an appointment for a night other than a public night.
The spring series of public lectures and viewing sessions will be conducted every Wednesday, with a repeat of the session on Friday evening, beginning on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 and continuing through Friday, May 27, 2016.
The observatory will open at 7:30 p.m.