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May 2021

Through the Lens

May 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$12

Take turns looking through our 16-inch telescope at binary stars, dim planets, distant galaxies, and other sky objects. Between individual views in the observatory dome, receive a guided sky tour standing outside under the stars to appreciate the broader picture of what you see through the telescope. Each 2-hour session will be confirmed by email at least 24 hours before scheduled according to the cloud cover forecast (< 30%). Tickets are good for any evening observatory event and can reschedule…

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Wine Wednesday Under the Stars

May 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$12

Relax in a zero-gravity chair with your own wine or beverage you bring while we guide you through the night sky, using our laser pointer to show you stars, planets, constellations, galaxies, and other objects of interest, while explaining their relationships and significance. Each 2-hour tour will be confirmed on the observatory website 24 hours before scheduled according to the cloud cover forecast (< 30%) and will then be open for registration until 3 hours prior to the event that…

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Trellis Making Workshop

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$11.30

Trellising has been a longstanding garden tradition for both function and beauty. The trellis is an essential garden structure for healthy plants that can also bring aesthetic beauty to your landscape. Let your creative side run wild with willow branches and jute twine to design and construct your own custom garden trellis to incorporate into your garden at home. Trellis-making materials and tools are provided as part of the registration fee for each participant to design and build their own garden trellis. Please bring a vehicle large enough to transport your creation! LIMIT: 12. $35/person. Register in advance: This program is for adults. It is a 2-hour outdoor program, so please dress for the weather! Rain location provided! COVID RESTRICTIONS APPLIED, MASKS REQUIRED. No refunds unless the event is canceled. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Small Eyes Under the Skies

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12

Bring the family out to the Schoolyard Observatory and take a trip through the solar system on the meadow as we learn about the size and distance of our closest neighbors. Take our interactive trip followed by an adventure through the telescope to view the planets and other amazing objects. "Space" is limited to 10 total individuals so reserve your tickets early.Contact Observatory@hawthornhollow.org for group/family rate discounts. Please remember to bundle up as it is very cold in space! Snow…

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Beneath the Cosmos

May 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$12

Relax in a zero-gravity chair while we guide you through the night sky, using our laser pointer to show you stars, planets, constellations, galaxies, and other objects of interest, while explaining their relationships and significance. Each 2-hour tour will be confirmed by email at least 24 hours before scheduled according to the cloud cover forecast (< 30%). Tickets are redeemable for any of our nightly events and we can reschedule events according to the forecast and your individual schedule. Safety…

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