The Tellus Observatory gives visitors a view of the night sky through a 20″ telescope perfect for viewing the Moon and planets in our solar system.

The observatory also houses a seismograph used to detect earthquakes all over the world.

Tours of the observatory are available during special events, such as lectures and Family Science Nights.

Observatory Open HouseSEE JUPITER AND VENUS

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
9 – 11 PM

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5

Come out to Tellus Tuesday night to peer through the telescope in the Observatory! Jupiter and Venus, the sky’s 2 brightest planets will appear close together and will look equal in size (Jupiter is the largest planet and Venus is the sixth-largest planet). This won’t happen again until late summer 2016! It will be a spectacular sight in the early evening sky.

 PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will remain closed. Check the homepage after noon on the day of the event to check for cancellation due to inclement weather or cloudy skies.

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