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.
Contact us 541-593-4442
June 19 - Sept. 3
The Oregon Observatory is open 6 nights a week for a public evening program, and 7 days a week for daytime viewing.
Daytime Viewing: 11AM to 2PM
Night Sky Viewing: Tuesday through Sunday, 9PM to 11PM
After Hours: Select Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00PM to 1:00AM
Members Only Nights: Monday Nights, 9PM to 11PM for SNCO and SROA members only
Admission for Evening Program is $10 for adults, and $8 for children under 12
SNCO Members are free
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.