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Public Nights at the Veen Observatory

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The GRAAA opens the James C. Veen Observatory to the public on select Saturdays of the month (April through October), if the skies are clear. Please call the Starwatch number (616-897-7065) for updates and the status of a particular night if the weather conditions are questionable. You can also find updated information on our homepage and all of our social media.

 

Along with the observatory telescopes, GRAAA members set up their own telescopes so that visitors can view the splendors of the night sky. Visitors can tour the facility and enjoy a presentation about the history of the GRAAA and the James C. Veen Observatory.

 

Admission for public nights is $3 for Adults, $2 for 17 years and younger, and free for children under 5 years of age. Public Nights are also free for Grand Rapids Public Museum members!

 

Public Night Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



29 JUN
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, June 29, 2019
9:30pm-12:00am
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be the planet Jupiter, and various star clusters, galaxies, and nebulas.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

13 JUL
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:30pm-12:00am
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be the gibbous Moon, Jupiter, various star clusters, and Saturn closer to the end of the event.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

27 JUL
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, July 27, 2019
9:30pm-12:00am
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be Saturn, Jupiter, and various star clusters and nebulas.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

10 AUG
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00pm-11:30pm
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be the gibbous Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, and various star clusters.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

24 AUG
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00pm-11:30pm
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be Saturn, Jupiter, and various star clusters, galaxies, and nebulas.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

7 SEP
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, September 7, 2019
8:30pm-11:00pm
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be the quarter Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and various star clusters and nebulas.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

21 SEP
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:30pm-11:00pm
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be Saturn, Jupiter (early in the night), Neptune, and various star clusters, galaxies, and nebulas.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

5 OCT
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:00pm-10:30pm
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be the quarter Moon, Saturn, Neptune, and various galaxies.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights

19 OCT
Public Night at the Veen Observatory
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00pm-10:30pm
James C. Veen Observatory, 3308 Kissing Rock Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331, USA
Featured objects will be Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and various galaxies.

Clear skies only! Check graaa.org and social media after 6:30pm or call 616-897-7065 for cancellation status.

Admission is $3 for Adults, $2 kids 17 and under, Free for kids under 5.

For more information, visit graaa.org/public-nights


Public Nights at the Veen Observatory
  • Times:  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • June 29, 2019 to October 19, 2019
  • James C. Veen Observatory
  • $3-Adults $2 -17yrs. and younger Free for 5yrs. and younger and GRPM