Why do we have Time displayed on our website? When you are observing in astronomy the exact time is very important. This time is from the US Bureau of Standards.
The Public Night is the first Friday of the Month
Our public viewing nights are the first Friday of each month. We look forward to seeing you at the next public viewing night. Please refer to our calendar for specific times when we are open.
Public Night in October - Public night is Friday, October 3, 2014. We will be observing the celestial wonders from 7 to 10 PM, weather permitting. Please come join us for an awesome star trek - featuring the Moon, Saturn and Mars early in the evening, and many more wonders later in the evening.
Jupiter Mutual Events are Back! - Every 6 years, the clockwork of the solar system returns to the convergence of geometry known as the Mutual Events of Jupiter's Moons. These are times when we are aligned so well with the orbital plane of Jupiter's Moons (Io, Europe, Ganymede, and Callisto) that instead of only crossing the face of Jupiter, they actually cross in front of each other. The Observatory staff will be observing and documenting these events over the next 6 months. You all will be invited to join us and to take part in these very exciting and rather rare events. Watch for more information.
Wondering What's Up in the Sky This Month? - We are providing a new service. We are providing a 2 page PDF file that contains objects that are visible in the evening sky during the next month. It will be updated monthly.
To download a copy to your computer, click here: What's Up Doc?
Venus Transit Certificates Pick-Up - If you requested but have not received your certificates from the Transit of Venus Event, you can get them at any event at the observatory.
The Community of Humble / Insperity Observatory Society, the observatory's virtual astronomy club has over 500 members. Are you one of them? It's easy, it's free, and it will keep you informed of local events and events throughout the cosmos. If you would like to be on our email distribution list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The distribution list will be used to send brief email news and announcements about upcoming events at the Observatory, as well as general announcements about upcoming astronomical events to watch for.