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 observatory is not open for public observing from November 21, 2015 to March 16, 2016 due to concerns about weather and road conditions.
Check the Lackawanna Astronomical Society's website for possible events at the observatory during the winter months.