october, 2018

06oct7:30 pm8:30 pmStarWatch - free nighttime telescope viewing at the observatories - if poor weather, meet in planetarium

Event Details

Enjoy an evening of stargazing!

View the night sky with many large telescopes at our observatories. Typically our telescopes can show you star clusters, nebulous gas clouds, colorful multiple star systems and distant galaxies. Seeing features of the bright planets and our nearest neighbor, the Moon, is remarkable. The instruments at Bays Mountain reveal thousands of craters, mountains and lava plains.

Be sure to bring warm clothes for the Nighttime Observing. Though the day may be sunny and warm, the temperature can drop after the Sun goes down. Having the proper clothing will make your experience much more enjoyable.

If there is inclement weather, a free alternate live tour of the night sky in the planetarium theater will be available.

StarWatch is offered on the Saturday nights of March, April, October & November starting at dusk.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Astronomy Observing - Public

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