The William D. McDowell Observatory is reopening on Wednesday, April 20. The Observatory will be open to the public every Wednesday evening for free stargazing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in April and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. May through August, weather permitting. Our experts will help you see the moon, planets and constellations in all their splendor.
Please Note Before Planning Your Visit:
- The Observatory closes promptly. It is best to arrive early to ensure your turn at the telescope and avoid a long wait. The Observatory holds 7 to 10 people at one time.
- To access the Observatory telescope, a visitor must be able to climb 25 steps in spiral formation. The stairs have railings on either side, approximately 2 feet apart.
- There are no public restrooms at the Observatory. There is a portable restroom located in the first parking lot on your right entering the park. (The Observatory lot is the second right).
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