August 21st Eclipse and Evening Program Aug. 18,19, 20

The Oregon Observatory will open at 9AM on August 21st for the eclipse. There will be no admission fee for Solar Viewing. Glasses will be available for all with a suggested (but not required) donation of $2. Parking will be limited at the Observatory, so please consider walking or biking. For those staying with the Sunriver Resort, consider making use of the shuttles provided by the Resort. Please do not park on the side of River Road, this poses a fire hazard with the dry grass on the roadside and a safety issue with access to the airport and marina.

Pre-Registration will be required for the evening program on the days preceeding the Aug. 21 eclipse.

To attend Aug. 18, 19, or 20, please register here.

  • Night Viewing

    Incredible nebulae and distant galaxies. 

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  • Day Viewing

    Close-up views of Earth's own star.

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  • Telescopes

    See what we use to look into space.

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 The Oregon Observatory. Billions and billions of sights to see. When our roofs disappear we have the largest collection of telescopes for public viewing in the United States.

Feast your eyes on faraway galaxies. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebulae and deep space binary stars, as well as our closest star, the Sun. There's no better place than the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver.

Sunriver's elevation, pitch-dark surroundings, and crystal clear air make it perfect for stargazing. At the Oregon Observatory, you won't be lining up just for one quick peek. We have many of our telescopes set up for your enjoyment, from Tele Vue refractors to our 30-inch Newtonian. 

So if you really want to see the sights of Bend and Central Oregon, then we want to see you at the Oregon Observatory.  

Astronomy and rocketry conveniently located in Oregon's most popular destination resort, adjacent to the Sunriver Nature Center.

All of this made possible by our supporters and friends. All telescopes, equipment and  buildings made possible by generous donations.