Tuesday, March 19  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hawthorn Hollow and the Heide Observatory invite you to celebrate the 2024 passing of the Sun into the northern celestial hemisphere and the first equal length day and night for this year.

Join us at the Heide Observatory on the night of Tuesday, March 19, starting at 6:30 pm for a March equinox party and simultaneously come experience the currently largest public-serving telescope in southeastern Wisconsin. 

Your ticket will include: a walk to the restored prairie to view the sunset and look at the planets currently in the west through telescope and binoculars, a guided tour through the meadow solar system model, and views of the sky through our largest telescope along with a night-time sky tour of other celestial objects. Beverages and snacks will be included and the excess proceeds for the event will benefit the ongoing mission of the observatory.

In the event of inclimate weather the backup date will Saturday, March 23.

Please contact us by e-mail for more information or discounted group rates.

Purchase tickets here or email observatory@hawthornhollow.org