Observatory Lectures

The programs will 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 will 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. 

Fall Schedule: September 9 - November 20

The fall series of public lectures and viewing sessions will be conducted every Wednesday, with a repeat of the session on Friday evening, beginning on Wednesday, September 9 and continuing through Friday, November 20. 

The observatory will open at 7:30 p.m. 


The programs will be offered regardless of sky conditions, unless there is a threat of severe weather. A severe weather forecast will cancel the evening's presentation.