Solar Viewing Exploration
Come out to Observatory on Saturday, May 3, from 1-4 p.m. to view our closet star - the Sun.
Participants will use a solar scope and filters to safely view the Sun's surface, spying spots and solar flares. Program fee is $2 per person or $5 per family.
Telescope Tips, Tricks and Tune Ups
Have an old telescope lying around or recieved a new one for Christmas? Get answers to your burning questions about our sun and the solar system. Join in on Tips, Tricks and Tune Ups at Fox Park Observatory Saturday, May 3, 5-7:30 p.m. Our local astronomers will be on hand to field questions and assist you in getting your questions answered all whle you learn how to get the most out of your telescope to tune it up and running before public viewing begins. Q and A from 5-5:30pm Tune ups from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Observe all 110 objects in astronomy's foremost famous catalog in one night! Object order and log sheets will be provided. Experienced astonomers will be there o help you along for those attempting this for the first time. Binoculars or a telescope are required. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to share. Coffeee will be provided. Program starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, and continues throughout the night. Cost is $5 per person. Motor vehicle entry fee waived for this program.
For more information, please send an e-mail too Jason Blaschka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Viewing and
March 22 and 29
Jupter and the Milky Way
April 5, 12, 19 and 26
Juniper and the Moon
May 3, 10, 17 and 31
Galaxies and Globular Clusters
June 7, 14, 21 and 28
Saturn, Spring Galaxies, Globular Clusters and the Moon
Public observation nights will not be held on nights with more than 30% cloud cover. Program fee is $2 per person or $5 per family. You may call the Observatory at 517-645-6666 during public viewing hours to check sky conditions or visit the Observatory's Facebook page - Fox Park Observatory - for public viewing updates.