Observatory Field Trips 


  • Daytime Sky

    Embark on a daytime sky trip to the Heide Observatory, where students will engage in educational activities focused on the Sun and Moon. Through a series of hands-on tasks, participants will explore various aspects of these celestial bodies, including shadow analysis, telescope observations, and model making. By recording their findings in a booklet, students will document their observations and enhance their understanding of astronomical phenomena.


  • Nighttime Sky

    Join us for a nighttime sky trip at the Heide Observatory, where students will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the cosmos in a relaxed and educational setting. With our telescope, participants will observe stars, planets, and star clusters, experiencing the diversity of colors and brightnesses in celestial objects. Students will take a  walk through our scale model of the solar system on the meadow, experiencing tangibly the vast distances between the planets. Guided by our knowledgeable staff, participants will learn about the characteristics of each planet and their place within the solar system. This field trip is a chance to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the universe at a gentle pace, perfect for fostering curiosity and learning.