See the Stars at Observatory Nighttime Visits | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

See the Stars at Observatory Nighttime Visits

Since the beginning of time people have been mesmerized by the glimmering dots that light up the night sky – stars!

From Galileo Galilei to Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronomers and curious folk alike have always been intrigued by the heavens above. With the help of the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory everybody now has the chance to get up close and personal with the night sky.

The nighttime visits event features a one-hour session that helps attendees receive a better understanding of what they're viewing up above. Staff astronomers are on deck to guide exploring eyes through various telescopes. There are also guided constellation tours, meteorite displays and an educational presentation that will blast viewers closer to understanding the final frontier.

See the Stars at Observatory Nighttime Visits

"All observatory guests, including members, must now reserve timed tickets in advance online. Up to 10 tickets may be purchased per transaction. Walk-in visits are not permitted at this time and tickets will not be sold on site," according to the observatory website. Ticket prices are $20 per person or free for members. Be sure to book tickets quickly as capacity for each session is limited.

The observation visits start at 8pm every Wednesday and Saturday and are running through Oct. 30.

Observatory Nighttime Visits
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8pm through Oct. 30
Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory
57245 River Rd., Sunriver

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Trevor Bradford

Trevor considers himself the forever traveling man. Coming from a military family and with no true place to call “home,” Bend, for now, is where his dad hats hang. When he isn’t traveling you can catch him enjoying fresh air, living his best life and thinking about traveling. He graduated from Boise State University...
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