2017 Public Observing Nights
All Public Open House Nights are held RAIN, SHINE, or STARLIGHT at our observatory in New Berlin.
Here is our schedule for the Public Observing Nights in 2017.
May 26 8:00-11:00PM - Topic TBD
June 17 4:00-8:00PM - The Sun
August 11 8:00-11:00PM - Topic TBD
August 25 8:00-11:00PM - Topic TBD
September 22 7:00-10:00PM - Topic TBD
September 29 7:00-10:00PM - The Moon
October 13 7:00-10:00PM - Topic TBD
Regardless of weather, we always have a presentation by one of members in
the Quonset Hut meeting room. The presentation begins at our starting time
and ends when it's dark enough for viewing, weather permitting.
Click on the link below to see the a printable Observing Night Flyer
If you're planning on heading out to our observatory ...
- The observatory is located at 18850 W Observatory Rd in New
Berlin. It is on the north side of the road, 1.1 miles west of Calhoun
Rd and .7 miles east of Racine Ave at the top of the hill. Usually we
have a sign out at the entrance. For complete directions,
- Weather is always a factor. The months of April, September,
and October can be cold, especially at night. Either dress warm or prepare
by having coats, hats, and even gloves. Expect mosquitoes in June and
- Viewing through the telescopes is also a weather dependent, but we are open nonetheless.
You may still come out and tour the observatory, get information, ask questions, and
listen to the featured programs for the night.