Thakiwaki Valley Observatory

Thakiwaki Valley Observatory

Thakiwaki Valley Observatory

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.

Upcoming Events: 

  • Karine Oppenheim will lead visitors in a viewing of the next big astronomical events of 2014.  Dr. Oppenheim has created a new display on the now famous Chelyabinsk meteor, and how it compares to the Beertown Meteorite of 2013.
  • 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 in August.

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