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 summer series of public lectures and viewing sessions will be conducted every Monday, with a repeat of the session on Wednesday evening, beginning on Monday, July 11, 2016 and continuing through Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The observatory will open at 8:30 p.m.
- July 11 and July 13, 2016 - Tom Cupillari, lecture: The Moon In The Comics
- July 18 and July 20, 2016 Jo-Ann Kamichitis, lecture: Occultations and Transits
- July 25 and July 27, 2016 John D Sabia, lecture: Comets, Including Latest Space Probe Information
- August 1 and August 3, 2016 Bill Speare, lecture: A 30 Solar Eclipse Trip Veteran Tells All About Eclipses