Welcome to the best-kept secret in Sunriver.

Sightseeing in Sunriver has never looked so good. With the help of our avid volunteers and staff you’ll gaze at incredible nebulae, binary stars, galaxies, planets and occasionally the moon.

This is a hands-on, family friendly experience. It's not uncommon for us to have ten telescopes set up for your use, from portable 8-inch telescopes, to our big 30-inch Newtonian. Often, amateur astronomers will bring their own equipment and join in the fun. 

Unlike Planetariums, at the Observatory you'll see the real thing. Strict light pollution control in Sunriver lets us see deep sky objects that are washed out in most cities. Light that's been traveling for millions of years will end its journey when it enters your eye.


Private Star Parties available

Contact us 541-593-4442

Public Viewing

Winter Hours

Nov. 1 to Mar. 23

Daytime Viewing: Saturdays, 11AM to 2PM

Night Sky Viewing: 8pm-10pm on the following holiday weekends:

Saturday, Nov. 25

Saturday, Dec. 30

Saturday, Jan. 13

Saturday, Feb. 17



Admission for Evening Program is $10 for adults, and $8 for children under 12

SNCO Members are free

Donations gladly accepted


Private Star parties, school outings and special programs:

The Oregon Observatory offers private star parties for you and your guests by reservation. You can book the facility for a private viewing or we can come to you with an Astronomer-on-the-Go.