Published on July 10, 2012 | by Sandy Ward0
Summer At Observatory Park
…additional staffed hours allow for more casual visiting
Are you longing to look through that giant Oberle telescope on a clear night this summer, or to catch another planetarium show inside the Robert McCullough Science Center? In addition to programming listed under Find a Program, Observatory Park will also be staffed with a naturalist during the following times this summer.
Night Sky Viewing
Every Tuesday through Saturday (July and August) – 7 to 11 p.m. enjoy self-guided night sky viewing, as weather permits, with a naturalist on hand to interpret what you’re seeing.
Observatory Park Building Open Houses
Every Friday (July and August) and Sunday (all summer) – 1 to 4 p.m. walk around inside the park buildings, which are closed during non-staffed hours, to see the planetarium, Oberle telescope and meteorite display, featuring real found and fallen meteorites!
The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
Every Sunday (all summer) – 2 p.m. take in a planetarium preview of what to look for in the sky this month.
Explore the Solar System
Fridays, July 13 and 27 – 8:30 to 11 p.m. walk through our solar system during a guided, easy one-mile stroll on the Planetary Trail. A planetarium preview of the sky tonight will follow, then outdoor sky viewing as weather permits (with the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society and its telescopes on July 27).
Observatory Park is located at 10610 Clay Street in Montville Township, and is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Registration is not required for any of these special naturalist-hosted visiting times, which are suitable for those school-aged and older and fully wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.