An Evening with the Celestials
Come enjoy a night of star gazing and telescope viewing at Hawthorn Hollow’s Schoolyard Observatory.
Monthly Observatory Open Houses.
A variety of telescopes will be on hand with volunteers to guide you in seeing the night’s brightest objects. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes. Free Family/Adult event (weather permitting). Questions? Feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: All 2020 open houses are tentative due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check Observatory Events for updates.
Observatory Open House Dates 2020
All Saturdays / Times Vary
January 25th 6pm-10pm
February 29th 7pm-11pm
March 28th 8pm-12am
April 18th 8:30pm-12:30am
May 2nd 8:30pm-12:30pm (Spring Astronomy Day)
May 24th 9pm-1am
June 27th 11am-1pm (Daytime Open House)
July 25th 9pm-1am
August 22nd 9pm-1am
September 26th Noon-3pm (Solar Saturday)
October 24th 7pm-11pm
November 21th 6pm-10pm
December 12th 6pm-10pm (Geminid Open House)
The observatory hosts daytime and nighttime field trips & classes, scout merit badge workshops as well as star parties. Please send inquiries or requests for events to:
The Observatory Telescope
The Charles and Kathryn Heide Schoolyard Observatory at Hawthorn Hollow features a Meade LX200 – ACF 16″ telescope on an Alt-Az mount in an automated dome as well as two mounts for smaller telescopes outside the dome.