We are pleased to announce that the William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park will reopen for public viewing nights this coming Wednesday, June 22, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Visitors can view planets, constellations and other celestial objects through the Observatory’s research-grade telescope. The telescope has a 20-inch mirror and is housed beneath a six-meter retractable dome. The powerful, precision instrument can capture objects millions of light years away.
The Observatory is open to the public for free every Wednesday year-round, weather permitting and excluding holidays. All ages are welcome. Visitors must be able to climb 25 steps in a spiral formation.
To best plan your visit to the Observatory, click here for complete information.