Night Sky Program at Goldendale Observatory

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Night Sky Program at Goldendale Observatory

View planets, galaxies, nebulae and more through our big telescope and have all your questions about space answered!

By Goldendale Observatory State Park

When and where

Date and time

February 3 · 7pm - September 30 · 11:59pm PST


Goldendale Observatory State Park 1602 Observatory Drive Goldendale, WA 98620

About this event

The "main event" that put Goldendale Observatory on the map: For one to three hours, visitors have their astronomy questions answered by expert staff while touring the stars outdoors and viewing space objects through the eyepiece of one of the world's largest public telescopes.

Bring some curiosity... and a jacket!

Program begins at 7pm October through March and 9pm April through September. The telescopes will be used for different objects throughout the show, depending on what time objects rise and set. Visitors must arrive on time.

Please note these important details:

  • Groups of 50 or more must call us at 509-773-3141 BEFORE making their reservation. If staff are unavailable to pick up, please leave a detailed message and we will reply as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in appointment cancellation.
  • If your group will be arriving in a bus, please call us at 509-773-3141 so we can confirm availability.
  • Double check the show start time before arrival; visitors must arrive on time, but early departures are always permitted. Late visitors may forfeit their telescope viewing opportunity.
  • It is advised visitors arrive 30 minutes before the show starts to ensure parking; carpooling is also recommended.

Frequently asked questions

What do you do if it is cloudy or rainy?
Is this a planetarium?
Is the solar show different from the night show?
How much does it cost?
Can I camp/park overnight?
Can I bring my pet?
Can I set up my own telescope?
Is the program kid friendly?

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