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
Our largest planet shines in prime time and you can check it out during our special event on Saturday May 6.
May 17 from 8:30-11pm
The Observatory teams up with the Wurst Bar in Mt. Lookout for this very special event
Each month explore a different topic in this wild, wonderful universe.
Great for beginners.
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