Programs & Support

Little Girl Viewing the Observatory

The Fox Park Public Observatory was built entirely with donations and contributions from Lansing area businesses and opened its doors for public viewing the fall of 1999. The Observatory was run by a dedicated group of amateur astronomers in conjunction with the Capital Area Astronomy Association (CAAA) for many years. 

Eaton County Parks volunteer, Jason Blaschka, is available by appointment to do astronomy programs/tours for interested groups either on-site at the Observatory or at your facility or classroom. Groups may also attend any public viewing night. To arrange a program, please contact Jason Blaschka.


Please help support the Observatory by becoming a Friend of Eaton County Parks. The Friends group provides financial support for equipment maintenance and enhancement at the Observatory allowing us to continue to provide public observation nights and other special viewing events. The Friends of Eaton County Parks is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and all dues and donations are tax deductible.