Thakiwaki Valley Observatory is located just 10 miles outside of Beertown Thakiwaki River Park.
Hours: Open for daily tours, visits and lectures Monday – Friday 12:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening tours and lectures take place every Wednesday night from 8:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. Reservations recommended for evening programs.
- Karine Oppenheim will lead visitors in a viewing of the next big astronomical events of 2013. Dr. Oppenheim has created a new display on the now famous Chelyabinsk meteor, and how it compares to the Beertown Meteorite of 2011.
- The Concerned Scientists of the Valley will host a Solstice Celebration on June 21st. Teaming up with the Valley Morris Men, the CSV will present a fun but poignant Green Man Play dramatizing the dangers of global warming on our planet.
- The Observatory will be open from sunset to 5am for the peak of the Perseids Meteor Shower on August 11 and 12, 2013.