Carpe Noctem – Seize the Night
Our 2013 season is about to begin
The observatory will be open every Friday & Saturday night from June 14th through September 14th for public viewing. Please take a look at the calendar in the Activities section at the left for the details for each evening. There is sure to be something of interest.
Each evening will consist of a brief astronomy related lecture and multiple scope viewing opportunities, including viewing the night sky through the observatory’s 30-inch telescope. The 2013 Gunnison Valley Observatory’s regular season schedule is an exceptional program all summer long with science educators enlightening us at every event. We thank the entire community for making our educational outreach programs so much fun.
Admission is by donation and no reservations are required:
- The suggested donation for adults is $5.00
- The suggested donation for children is $3.00
Gunnison Valley Observatory offers access to professional quality star gazing and knowledge of astronomy. Our 30-inch reflector telescope maximizes our thin and unpolluted Rocky Mountain atmosphere to bring distant astronomical vistas to the eyes of residents and visitors of the Gunnison Valley.
Gunnison Valley Observatory offers many exciting ways to support its mission and goals. You can attend the summer Friday and Saturday lecture series and telescope viewings, volunteer, book a private showing or become a financial sponsor. For more information about the observatory, please browse through the various sections at the left.
Follow us on Facebook for the latest information on GVO events, comets, weather, meteor showers and all things astronomical. The Gunnison Valley Observatory is most effective when community members are inquisitive and interactive. You can support the observatory through volunteerism.