Our research-grade 36-inch (0.9m) telescope is a powerful window on the universe, providing outstanding views of planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
Targets vary with season, but some of our favorites are planets such as Jupiter and Saturn, globular clusters such as M13 and nebulae such as M42 (the Orion Nebula). We’re also sure to visit some galaxies far, far away! The program is designed to provide views of a wide variety of types of objects to give visitors a taste of all the Universe has to offer.
The Special Viewing Night is limited to 14-15 people, features approximately 10 to 15 targets and lasts approximately 2.5 hours. The intimate setting, small group size and amazing views make the Special Viewing Night on the 36” telescope a favorite among visitors and staff alike!
The 36" Telescope is located near the summit of Mt. Locke. Overnight accommodations at the Astronomers Lodge may be available for participants. We will connect you to the lodge to book a room if you are interested.