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Touring American Observatories

Oct 19, 2021
7:00 pm

The Ultimate Online Road Trip

When Astronomer Dean Regas goes on vacation, he visits other observatories.  From Pennsylvania to Arizona, Wisconsin, Colorado, California, and Hawaii, he's seen a lot of them.  Dean shares his favorites from his many astronomical road trips in this intimate online look at what it's like being an astronomer today and the excitement of seeing people inspired by the stars.

Tickets: $10 per household

The program is online and ticket get you access to the live Zoom webinar and a recording of the class that you can watch later on demand.

Jupiter Night

Oct 23, 2021
7:30 pm

The king of the solar system is back!  

Giant Jupiter has returned to the evening skies and you can make a date with the largest planet in the solar system.

Learn about Jupiter, its blustery hurricanes, its shrinking red spot, and its 80 moons.  Then view Jupiter’s cloud tops and four largest moons through our historic telescopes and marvel at the craters of our Moon (weather permitting). 

Tickets: $20 per adult, $10 per child (under 18)

Reservations required.  Space is extremely limited.

Late Night Date Night

Oct 23, 2021
10:00 pm


Looking for a romantic Saturday night out under the stars? Come see what the Observatory is like after hours. You'll get to use telescopes to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season's planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else.

The program runs rain or shine. If the weather does not permit viewing, we'll have fun showing you around the universe and behind the scenes at the Observatory.  For added safety, space is limited to no more than 30 people.

Tickets: $25 per person

Space is limited. Adults Only. Singles welcome too.

This event is SOLD OUT.  We will post more dates soon.

Monsters in the Sky

Oct 26, 2021
7:00 pm

Constellation Myths for Kids (And Adults)

The night skies of Halloween are filled with creepy, strange, and downright gross tales.  When you stargaze in October, with the right imagination, you can see heroes, monsters, and battles up above.  Learn more of these ancient constellation tales from the star-story-teller Dean Regas in this fun online class.  Good for all ages.

Tickets: $10 per household

You can watch the class live via Zoom or get a link to watch a recording of the class later at your convenience.

100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Part 3

Oct 28, 2021
7:00 pm
Nov 4, 2021
7:00 pm
Nov 11, 2021
7:00 pm

Online Three-Night Mini-Course

Want to learn how to identify the stars, constellations, and planets of Fall and Winter?  Learn from the astronomer who wrote the book on it.  Dean Regas continues his series of classes based on his book and shows you how to stargaze like a pro.

Cost: $30 per household

Didn't take Part 1 or 2? No problem. With your registration you will also receive a link to watch an intro class to observing the Sun, Moon, and planets and be ready to dive in to Part 3.

Tickets get you access to the live Zoom webinars and a recordings of the classes that you can watch later on demand.

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