Astronomy instructor Jerry Dobek and students at the telescope
Public Viewing

Gaze at Saturn, the Moon and Jupiter at one of our public viewing nights.

Photo of the observatory at night with the moon in the background

Discover our universe through one of our programs.

Photo of Rogers Observatory

Our facility is named for Joseph H. Rogers.

J. H. Rogers Observatory

Rogers Observatory photoThe Joseph H. Rogers Observatory is located at 1753 Birmley Road, five miles south of NMC's main campus in Traverse City.

It is positioned on a hill 843 feet (257 m) above sea level, at latitude 44°42.4, longitude -85°36.7.

Contact Us

Custom Directions

For custom driving directions to Rogers Observatory from Google, enter your street address, city and state below. (The directions will appear in a new browser window.)

Just for kids... just for fun

Try this astronomy-themed puzzle (PDF), published in a recent Kidsville News, and sponsored by NMC.

NASA Space Place


View's the NASA image of the day and their entire photo gallery.