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J. Weiskopf Observatory

Distant wonders for your viewing…

The J. Weiskopf Observatory, with its 11” Celestron reflecting telescope, is available for public viewing and special programs. During the weekly public viewing sessions, experienced staff will guide you through the skies. Visitors will see the planets, the moon, and fainter objects in the sky. Public viewing is held on Tuesday and Saturday nights beginning at dark for three hours during the summer months. Public viewing is held only on Saturday nights from August through May. There is no admission fee for public viewing.

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