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The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday December 22, 2006 at 7:00 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will be December 15, 2006 at 7:00 pm. Prospective members are invited to attend.

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

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.


new Added Pictures to Images Page

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party December 22, 2006 and Member's only night Friday December 15, 2006

Cumberland Astronomy Club of Cumberland, MD "Stars in the Park" public event at Frostburg, Md. on October 28th, 2006. Click link for time and directions to the park site

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club The 24th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze. September 30, 2006 3PM to 11PM at C.M. Crockett Park in Fauquier County, Virginia. **** Other dates: October 28th, November 11th, and December 9th 2006



The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       March 23, 2006
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs new       October 25, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2006 Fall Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 15, 2006

Member's only Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 13, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 12, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM



Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday November 17, 2006 at 7:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will be November 12, 2006 at 7:30 pm.

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

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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new Added Pictures to Images Page
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Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party November 17, 2006 and Member's only night Friday November 12, 2006

Cumberland Astronomy Club of Cumberland, MD "Stars in the Park" public event at Frostburg, Md. on October 28th, 2006. Click link for time and directions to the park site

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club The 24th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze. September 30, 2006 3PM to 11PM at C.M. Crockett Park in Fauquier County, Virginia. **** Other dates: October 28th, November 11th, and December 9th 2006



The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       March 23, 2006
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs new       October 25, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2006 Fall Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 15, 2006

Member's only Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 13, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 12, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM



Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday Oct. 20, 2006 at 7:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will be Oct. 13, 2006 at 7:30 pm.

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

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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new Added Pictures to Images Page
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Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party Oct. 20, 2006 and Member's only night Friday Oct. 13, 2006

Cumberland Astronomy Club of Cumberland, MD "Stars in the Park" public event at Frostburg, Md. on October 28th, 2006. Click link for time and directions to the park site

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club The 24th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze. September 30, 2006 3PM to 11PM at C.M. Crockett Park in Fauquier County, Virginia. **** Other dates: October 28th, November 11th, and December 9th 2006



The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       March 23, 2006
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs new       September 12, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2006 Fall Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 15, 2006

Member's only Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 13, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 24, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM



Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday Sept. 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will be Sept. 15, 2006 at 8:00 pm.

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

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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new Added Pictures to Images Page
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Upcoming events

Public Star Party Sept. 22, 2006 and Member's only night Friday Sept. 15, 2006

Cumberland Astronomy Club of Cumberland, MD "Stars in the Park" public event at Frostburg, Md. on Sept. 16th. Click link for time and directions to the park site

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club The 24th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze. September 30, 2006 3PM to 11PM at C.M. Crockett Park in Fauquier County, Virginia



The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       March 23, 2006
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs
Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2006 Fall Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

September 15, 2006

Member's only Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 13, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 24, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM



Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday July 28, 2006 at 8:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will be July 21, 2006 at 8:30 pm.

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School

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

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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new Added Pictures to Images Page
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Upcoming events

Public Star Party July 28, 2006 and Member's only night Friday July 21, 2006

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Saturday, July 22nd public observing session at Andy Guest State Park.

Tri-State Astronomers May 10 from 7 pm-9:15 pm. Upper Adams School District Environmental Education Program. Franklin Science Fair, Chambersburg Middle School, Chambersburg, PA

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Observing public event at Crockett Park on Aug 19th.

Cumberland Astronomy Club of Cumberland, MD Astronomy Day public event at FSU Planetarium on May 6th.



The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       March 23, 2006
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs
Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2006 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

April 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing and Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 19, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 26, 2005

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 16, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 23, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 18, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 25, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM



Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday June 23, 2006 at 8:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will be June 16, 2006 at 8:30 pm.

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School

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

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

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new Added Pictures to Images Page
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Upcoming events

Public Star Party May 26, 2006 and Member's only night Friday May 19, 2006

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Saturday, June 24th public observing session at Andy Guest State Park.

Tri-State Astronomers May 10 from 7 pm-9:15 pm. Upper Adams School District Environmental Education Program. Franklin Science Fair, Chambersburg Middle School, Chambersburg, PA

Novac - Northern Virginia Astronomy Club Observing public event at Crockett Park on June 6th.

Cumberland Astronomy Club of Cumberland, MD Astronomy Day public event at FSU Planetarium on May 6th.



The Links radio button contains links to 11 different topics which are listed below:

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       March 23, 2006
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs
Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest
Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2006 Spring/Summer Calendar

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted - Check website for cloudy/raindate

April 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing and Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 19, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 26, 2005

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 16, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 23, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 18, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 25, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM



Public Star Party at Observatory Friday May 26, 2006 at 8:30 pm.

MCOF will hold a public Star Party Friday evening May, 2006 at 8:30 PM, on the observatory grounds at Greenwood Elementary School. Saturn will be overhead. Constellation Leo will be overhead. Everyone is invited to come out and view the wonders of the night sky through the many wonderful telescopes available with the experts from the Foundation to guide you. If you have a telescope or binoculars, you may bring it and get help on using it to view the heavens. Refreshments will be served.

Come out and see the final construction progress on the Morgan County Observatory and get a peek through the powerful 16" Cassegrain telescope housed there. Admission is free to all and donations are encouraged. Informative exhibits, NASA/JPL movies, contests for kids and hands on astronomy activities will be present.

Member benefits include: quarterly newsletter, yearly calendar, voting rights at MCOF general meeting, admission to 'Members Only' events and notification of all events. All donations of $50 or more will be memorialized on Founding Members' plaques to be displayed inside the Observatory. The next 'Members Only' night will be held Friday March 24, 2006 at 7:30 PM at the observatory. If you are not a member, you may obtain membership there for $20/individual or $35/family.

Come out and enjoy the dark skies of Morgan County while learning more about Astronomy and the Stars.

To get to Greenwood from Berkeley Springs, follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles and park in the Observatory parking lot on the left. For information 304-258-1013, http://www.nitesky.org, or dynsol@crosslink.net.

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2006 Public Viewing Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 27, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 3, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 31, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 21, 2006 8:00 PM

Saturday April 22, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 28, 2006 8:30 PM

Friday May 26, 2006 8:30 PM

2006 Member's Only viewing at Observatory Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 20, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday February 24, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 24, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 21, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday May 19, 2006 8:30 PM

2006 Tentative Observatory Calendar

January 20, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 27, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 24, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 3, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 24, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:00 PM

March 31, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing and Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 19, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 26, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 16, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 23, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 18, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 25, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

September 15, 2006

Member's only Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 13, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 24, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM



Public Star Party at Observatory Friday April 21, 2006 at 8:00 pm, Saturday April 22 at 8:00 pm and Friday April 28, 2006 at 8:30 pm.

MCOF will hold a public Star Party Friday evening April 21, 2006 at 8:00 PM, Saturday April 22 at 8:00 pm and Friday April 28, 2006 at 8:30 pm. on the observatory grounds at Greenwood Elementary School. Saturn will be overhead. Constellation Leo will be overhead. Everyone is invited to come out and view the wonders of the night sky through the many wonderful telescopes available with the experts from the Foundation to guide you. If you have a telescope or binoculars, you may bring it and get help on using it to view the heavens. Refreshments will be served.

Come out and see the final construction progress on the Morgan County Observatory and get a peek through the powerful 16" Cassegrain telescope housed there. Admission is free to all and donations are encouraged. Informative exhibits, NASA/JPL movies, contests for kids and hands on astronomy activities will be present.

Member benefits include: quarterly newsletter, yearly calendar, voting rights at MCOF general meeting, admission to 'Members Only' events and notification of all events. All donations of $50 or more will be memorialized on Founding Members' plaques to be displayed inside the Observatory. The next 'Members Only' night will be held Friday March 24, 2006 at 7:30 PM at the observatory. If you are not a member, you may obtain membership there for $20/individual or $35/family.

Come out and enjoy the dark skies of Morgan County while learning more about Astronomy and the Stars.

To get to Greenwood from Berkeley Springs, follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles and park in the Observatory parking lot on the left. For information 304-258-1013, http://www.nitesky.org, or dynsol@crosslink.net.

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2006 Public Viewing Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 27, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 3, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 31, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 21, 2006 8:00 PM

Saturday April 22, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 28, 2006 8:30 PM

Friday May 26, 2006 8:30 PM

2006 Member's Only viewing at Observatory Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 20, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday February 24, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 24, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 21, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday May 19, 2006 8:30 PM

2006 Tentative Observatory Calendar

January 20, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 27, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 24, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 3, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 24, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:00 PM

March 31, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing and Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 19, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 26, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 16, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 23, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 18, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 25, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

September 15, 2006

Member's only Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 13, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 24, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM



Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday March 31, 2006 at 7:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will be March 24, 2006 at 7:30 pm.

Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School

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

For more information, see the Star Parties page or Star Parties Archive and
Indoor Star Shows Archive pages.

Upcoming events

Public Star Party March 31, 2006 and Member's only night Friday Mach 24, 2006

Shenandoah Astronomical Society Friday March 24 - Messier Marathon at Historic Long Branch, Millwood, Va.

Tri-State Astronomers Antietam Battlefield - Public Star Party Friday night March 31 and Saturday night April 1, 2006



Public Star Party at Observatory Friday March 3, 2006 at 7:30 pm

MCOF will hold a public Star Party Friday evening March 3, 2006 at 7:30 PM on the observatory grounds at Greenwood Elementary School. Planet Mars will be in the west. Saturn will be visible. Orion will be overhead Everyone is invited to come out and view the wonders of the night sky through the many wonderful telescopes available with the experts from the Foundation to guide you. If you have a telescope or binoculars, you may bring it and get help on using it to view the heavens. Refreshments will be served.

Come out and see the final construction progress on the Morgan County Observatory and get a peek through the powerful 16" Cassegrain telescope housed there. Admission is free to all and donations are encouraged. Informative exhibits, NASA/JPL movies, contests for kids and hands on astronomy activities will be present.

Member benefits include: quarterly newsletter, yearly calendar, voting rights at MCOF general meeting, admission to 'Members Only' events and notification of all events. All donations of $50 or more will be memorialized on Founding Members' plaques to be displayed inside the Observatory. The next 'Members Only' night will be held Friday February 24, 2006 at 7:30 PM at the observatory. If you are not a member, you may obtain membership there for $20/individual or $35/family.

Come out and enjoy the dark skies of Morgan County while learning more about Astronomy and the Stars.

To get to Greenwood from Berkeley Springs, follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles and park in the Observatory parking lot on the left. For information 304-258-1013, http://www.nitesky.org, or dynsol@crosslink.net.

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2006 Public Viewing Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 27, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 3, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 31, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 28, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday May 26, 2006 8:00 PM

2006 Member's Only viewing at Observatory Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 20, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday February 24, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 24, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 21, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday May 19, 2006 8:00 PM

2006 Tentative Observatory Calendar

January 20, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 27, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 24, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 3, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 24, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:00 PM

March 31, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 19, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 26, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

June 16, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 23, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 21, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 28, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 18, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 25, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

September 15, 2006

Member's only Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 13, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 24, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM



Public Star Party at Observatory Friday January 27, 2006 at 7:30 pm

MCOF will hold a public Star Party Friday evening January 27, 2006 at 7:30 PM on the observatory grounds at Greenwood Elementary School. Planet Mars will be overhead. Jupiter and Saturn will be visible. Everyone is invited to come out and view the wonders of the night sky through the many wonderful telescopes available with the experts from the Foundation to guide you. If you have a telescope or binoculars, you may bring it and get help on using it to view the heavens. Refreshments will be served.

Come out and see the final construction progress on the Morgan County Observatory and get a peek through the powerful 16" Cassegrain telescope housed there. Admission is free to all and donations are encouraged. Informative exhibits, NASA/JPL movies, contests for kids and hands on astronomy activities will be present.

Member benefits include: quarterly newsletter, yearly calendar, voting rights at MCOF general meeting, admission to 'Members Only' events and notification of all events. All donations of $50 or more will be memorialized on Founding Members' plaques to be displayed inside the Observatory. The next 'Members Only' night will be held Friday January 20, 2006 at 7:30 PM at the observatory. If you are not a member, you may obtain membership there for $20/individual or $35/family.

Come out and enjoy the dark skies of Morgan County while learning more about Astronomy and the Stars.

To get to Greenwood from Berkeley Springs, follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles and park in the Observatory parking lot on the left. For information 304-258-1013, http://www.nitesky.org, or dynsol@crosslink.net.

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2006 Public Viewing Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 27, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 3, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 31, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 28, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday May 26, 2006 8:00 PM

2006 Member's Only viewing at Observatory Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 20, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday February 24, 2006 7:30 PM

Friday March 24, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday April 21, 2006 8:00 PM

Friday May 19, 2006 8:00 PM

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