Safe solar viewing — Stare all you want.
Join us for solar viewing every day during the summer and on Saturdays in the fall and spring. See the sun through our filtered telescopes to get an unbelievable, and safe view, of the Sun (as you have no doubt been told many times, do not look directly at the sun without proper equipment).
Our star is a churning maelstrom of hot gases with far more features than you might think. Look for sunspots as big as Earth in our white light filtered telescope. See surface details and loops of gas called prominences in our hydrogen-alpha filtered telescopes. Staff will gladly explain what you are looking at, and for.
We also take some of our telescopes on the road for safe viewing elsewhere in Central Oregon (check our Outreach page for days and locations). Solar eclipse coming up? Come watch it with us. We'll set up the telescopes and you bring your eyes. We are making arrangements for a viewing location for the total solar eclipse in August of 2017, the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979!
Our solar viewing program has a suggested admission of $4 for adults and $2 for kids 5-12, as a thank you for your support you will receive solar viewing glasses.