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Current News on the Observatory Park

The park (including sundial viewing and Friday Night Observing) will be closed during the construction of the Roll Top Observatory.

Changes are coming to Observatory Park. Please check our web site for updates.

Observatory Park is closed to the public to the Spring of 2016 for safety during the construction of the Roll-Top observatory building.  Because of the closure, the Friday night public observing programs at the park have been suspended.  To make up for the suspension, a limited schedule of public observing programs will be held on Friday nights at Baron Cameron Park in Reston, [more...]

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Astronomical Events Calendar 2016

4 Jan Quadrantids Meteor Shower
8 March Jupiter at opposition*
20 March Spring Equinox
18 April Mercury greatest elongation (Evening sky in April)
22 April Lyrid Meteor Shower
9 May Transit of Mercury**
22 May Mars at opposition*
3 June Saturn at opposition*
20 June Summer Solstice
12 August Perseid Meteor Shower (on a Friday)
22 Sep Autumnal Equinox
21 Oct Orionid Meteor Shower (on a Friday)
17 Nov Leonid Meteor Shower
14 Dec Geminid Meteor Shower
21 Dec Winter Solstice