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McDowell Observatory Free Public Viewing
May 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019
Free open viewing is held every Wednesday evening, weather permitting.
Check dates below, times change according to season.
Please note: The buildings are closed at 10:30 PM.
- March 6, 13, 20, 27
- April 3, 10, 17, 24
- May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
All ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult. Twenty-five people may occupy the Observatory at any one time. Entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check-in at the Science Center adjacent to the Observatory.
Note: 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.