Public Viewing

Students from the NMC Astronomy Club and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) host public viewing nights at Rogers Observatory.

The admission fee is $2 per person, or $5 per family.

2017 public viewing schedule:

  • Friday, January 6, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Friday, February 3, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Friday, Feb. 10, 9-11 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Friday, April 7, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Saturday, April 29, 9-11 p.m.
  • Friday, May 5, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Saturday, May 20, 9–11 p.m.
  • Friday, June 2, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Saturday, June 17, 9–11 p.m.
  • Friday, July 7, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Saturday, July 22, 9–11 p.m.
  • Friday, August 4, 9–11 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 21, 12:50-3:40 p.m., partial solar eclipse
  • Saturday, August 27, 9–11 p.m.
  • Friday, September 1, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Saturday, September 16 , 9–11 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Friday, November 3, 9–11 p.m. *
  • Friday, December 1, 9–11 p.m. *

* Open viewings are held after each GTAS meeting. The GTAS typically holds a meeting the first Friday of each month, beginning with a board session from 7–8 p.m. followed by a general meeting (usually including a presentation) from 8–9 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The Rogers Observatory is about five miles south of NMC's main campus, at 1753 Birmley Road.

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"It's a wonderful thing when the community comes out and uses the facility they helped to build."

JERRY DOBEK
NMC ASTRONOMY INSTRUCTOR

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