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Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 390 28′ 55.05″ N
Longitude 780 13′ 17.58″ W
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Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday February 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm, and also Friday February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Morgan County Observatory. The yearly listing is located down the page. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. If there are severe weather conditions use your own judgement to come to the observatory. We are located on back roads atop a mountain ridge.

Scroll down to see future Star Party Dates.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

Tentative: Objects to be shown:
  We ask for your suggestions also.

MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Calendar of Events - 2018

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted

Date Event

January 12, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 19, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 9, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 16, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 9, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 16, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

April 6, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 13, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 14, 2018   Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM- Redbud weekend

May 11, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 18, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 8, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 15, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 6, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 13, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

August 3, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 10, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 31 , 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 7, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 5, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 6, 2018 Saturday

Apple Butter Festival
Open House at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 12, 2018

Open House at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 2, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 9, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 30, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 7, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 28, 2018

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

images/nsbanner Nitesky.org on Night Sky Network

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For broken links Please email MCOF Webmaster

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