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Public Viewing

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

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Discover our universe through one of our programs.

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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, a few 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.

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Just for kids... just for fun

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