Come view the dark night sky through one of the largest public viewing telescopes in Ohio at Geauga Park District’s Nassau Astronomical Station in Observatory Park. Restored and reopened to the public last year, this facility invites you to an extraordinary view of the heavens during night sky viewing the following Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. Should weather conditions prevent sky viewing, Astronomy Naturalist “Astro-nat” Chris Mentrek will host a planetarium presentation at the main campus’ McCullough Science Center instead.
Members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society will host a similar opportunity to view the night sky on Saturday, Sept. 15, again from 7 to 11 p.m.
Also in September, stop into an open house held during daylight hours on Sunday, Sept. 9, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in honor of Ohio Open Doors Week. In addition to viewing the giant telescope, daytime visitors can check out the living quarters and museum elements celebrating Ohio’s place in the history of astronomy research done within the building and more.
Nassau Astronomical Station in Observatory Park is accessed via a separate drive at 10350 Clay Street, just north of the main campus’ entrance. Registration is not required for any of the above listed programs. Call 440-286-9516 with questions. Visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.