See through the oldest public telescope in the country.
We are a fully functioning 19th century observatory used daily by the public and amateur astronomers, civic organizations, teachers and students, scouts and history buffs. We offer public astronomy programs and stargazing every Thursday & Friday evening and dozens of special events throughout the year.
When you explore the beautiful buildings and see through the large, historic telescopes, you'll step back in time and space.
Watch our New Video
Sunday October 2, from 1-4pm
The Observatory's first ever animal adoption event presented by Red Dog Resort and Spa
Watch the Full Moon rise on our beautiful east-facing lawn at our annual lunar celebration
October 15 from 6-9pm
Although the submissions are closed, we want to thank you for your stellar images. Winners will be notified in the coming weeks, and look for the unveiling of the new calendar later this fall.
Join, donate, and volunteer to make the "Birthplace of American Astronomy" a vibrant center for education and wonder
See "What's Up" at the Observatory. Each season has a new planet, star cluster, or nebula to explore
Plan a field trip, schedule an outreach visit to your classroom, or gather the scouts for an evening at the Observatory