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
Get your copy of the new book by astronomer Dean Regas. 800+ facts about outer space that is a fun read for all ages.
You can pick up your copy of this new calendar at the Observatory - featuring pictures by taken amateur astronomers and visitors to the Observatory. It's gorgeous and only $10!
Sunday December 11, 6:30-8:30pm
Our free holiday open house. Join us as we light up Mount Lookout and share close up views of the stars.
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