MTS Observatory
Open House Program

Please join us—clear skies permitting—for one of our upcoming MTS Observatory open house programs.



A few notes for those planning to attend our Open House programs:

¤      Check for cloudy conditions before departing.

¤      Dress very warmly.

¤      Young astronomers (K-2) are welcome, but please monitor closely.



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Founded in 2005, the MTS Observatory is a 12' x 17' roll-off roof observatory located on the MTS campus. Featuring a Celestron 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with an adjustable height pier, the MTS Observatory affords High School-caliber observation and study of stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, the Sun and other celestial objects.

The MTS Observatory will complement our academic curricula while enabling students and adults alike to see stars, planets, sunspots, moons, rings, nebulae and galaxies with their "own eyes." Our goal is to enrich students' education and personal experiences and rekindle awareness of the universe around us that is too often hidden from our view.

If you would like to receive brief email notifications regarding the new MTS Observatory and our Open House programs, please send fill out the form with your name and email address. After subscribing you will be sent a confirmation email within 24 hours. The MTS Observatory will send occasional email reminders to all subscribers about Open House programs, last minute closure notices when the fog rolls in, and other simple email messages regarding the Observatory program.

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"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day." - Albert Einstein


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