Carpe Noctem – Seize the Night

The Gunnison Valley Observatory is open to the public

It’s the last weekend!  The Gunnison Valley Observatory has extended its 2014 viewing season through this coming weekend.  On Friday, September 19th learn about the Mars Curiosity Roving Science Lab and then on Saturday evening, September 20th explore Exoplanets – planets orbiting distant stars.  Following each informative astronomy talk, view the Gunnison night sky through the variety of available telescopes, including the 30” dome-housed telescope.  The clear, crisp, Indian summer night sky viewing has been spectacular.

Gunnison Valley Observatory offers access to professional quality star gazing and knowledge of astronomy. Our 30-inch reflector telescope maximizes our thin and unpolluted Rocky Mountain atmosphere to bring distant astronomical vistas to the eyes of residents and visitors of the Gunnison Valley.

Gunnison Valley Observatory offers many exciting ways to support its mission and goals.  You can attend the summer Friday and Saturday lecture series and telescope viewings, volunteer, book a private showing or become a financial sponsor.  For more information about the observatory, please browse through the various sections at the left.

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Observatory Building