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Public Star Party Friday December 7, and 28, 2007.     see details below

Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39 28 41.94 N
Longitude 78 13 18.04 W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday December 7, at 7:00 pm, and December 28, 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.

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party December 7 and 28, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       February 3, 2007
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubsnew      October 25, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest new       August 13, 2007

Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2007 Fall Calendar

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

September 7, 2007

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

September 14, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 5, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 6, 2007

Open House Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 12, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 2, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 9, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 30, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 7, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 28, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM



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Public Star Party Friday November 2, 9, and 30, 2007.     see details below

Morgan County Observatory

Latitude 39 28 41.94 N
Longitude 78 13 18.04 W

Observatory (click to view larger image)

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday November 2nd, at 7:30 pm, November 9th, at 8:00 pm and November 30th 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.

There will be a Guest Lecturer on Friday November 9th from 6 to 8 pm. in the Observatory. Native American speaker, Chief Golden Eagle/Standing Elk, will talk on Native American teachings about Star Knowledge



Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party November 2, 9, and 30, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       February 3, 2007
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs new       October 25, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest new       August 13, 2007

Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2007 Fall Calendar

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

September 7, 2007

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

September 14, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 5, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 6, 2007

Open House Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 12, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 2, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 9, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 30, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 7, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 28, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM



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Astronomy Class taught Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30PM fron Oct 16 to Nov 13. Click here for info.
Tentative MCOF 2008 Calendar available from calendar page

Public Star Party Friday October 5 and 12, 2007
Open House Saturday October 6, 2007

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday October 5 and 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. Open House on Saturday October 6, 2007 at 7:30 pm. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party August 10, 2007 and Member's only night Friday August 3, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       February 3, 2007
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest new       October 4, 2007

Astronomy Clubs new       October 25, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest new       October 4, 2007

Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2007 Fall Calendar

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

September 7, 2007

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

September 14, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 5, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 6, 2007

Open House Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 12, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 2, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 9, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 30, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 7, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 28, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM



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Public Star Party Friday September 7 and 14, 2007
Open House Saturday September 22, 2007

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday September 7 and 14, 2007 at 8:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. Open House on Saturday September 22, 2007 at 8:30 pm. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will also be September 7, 2007 at 8:30 pm. Prospective members are invited to attend.

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party September 14, 2007 and Member's only night Friday September 7, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       February 3, 2007
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs new       October 25, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest new       August 13, 2007

Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2007 Spring - Summer Calendar

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

September 7, 2007

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

September 14, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 5, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 12, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 2, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 9, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 30, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 7, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM



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Public Star Party Friday August 3 and 10, 2007
Open House Saturday August 4, 2007

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday August 3 and 10, 2007 at 8:30 pm. at the Morgan County Observatory. Open House on Saturday August 4, 2007 at 8:30 pm. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

Member's Viewing Night will also be August 3, 2007 at 8:30 pm. Prospective members are invited to attend.

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party August 10, 2007 and Member's only night Friday August 3, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       February 3, 2007
Astronomy and Science media Links of Interest
Astronomy Clubs new       October 25, 2006

Education Outreach
ExtraSolar Astronomy
Meteor Showers
Other Links of Interest new       August 13, 2007

Planetariums and Science Centers
Radio Astronomy
Solar Astronomy

more Links pages coming in the future

2007 Spring - Summer Calendar

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

April 13, 2007

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

April 20, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 11, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 18, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 8, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 15, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 6, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 13, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 3, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 10, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM



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Aug. 2007 Astronomy and Rocketry Summer Camp Registration page

Public Star Party Friday July 13, 2007

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday July 13, 2007 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 6, 2007 at 8:30 pm. Prospective members are invited to attend.

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party July 13, 2007 and Member's only night Friday July 6, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       February 3, 2007
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

2007 Spring - Summer Calendar

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

April 13, 2007

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

April 20, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 11, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 18, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 8, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 15, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 6, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 13, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 3, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 10, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM



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Public Star Party Friday June 15, 2007

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday June 15, 2007 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 8, 2007 at 8:30 pm. Prospective members are invited to attend.

MCOF Public Star Party June 15, 2007 and Member's only night Friday June 8, 2007

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party June 15, 2007 and Member's only night Friday June 8, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Links new       February 3, 2007
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

2007 Spring - Summer Calendar

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

April 13, 2007

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

April 20, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 11, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 18, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 8, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 15, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 6, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 13, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 3, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 10, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM



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Public Star Party at Observatory Friday May 18, 2007 at 8:30 pm.

MCOF will hold a Public Star Party Friday evening May 18, 2007 at 8:30 pm, on the observatory grounds at Greenwood Elementary School. 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 May 11, 2007 at 8:30 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.

2007 Public Viewing Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 19, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday February 16, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday March 16, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday April 20, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday May 18, 2007 8:30 PM

2007 Member's Only viewing at Observatory Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 12, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday February 9, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday March 9, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday April 13, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday May 11, 2007 8:30 PM



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Public Star Party Friday April 20, 2007

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday April 20, 2007 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 April 13, 2007 at 8:00 pm. Prospective members are invited to attend.

Upcoming events

MCOF Public Star Party April 20, 2007 and Member's only night Friday April 13, 2007

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

NASA Missions new       March 24, 2006
NASA Linksnew      February 3, 2007
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

2007 Spring - Summer Calendar

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

April 13, 2007

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

April 20, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 11, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 18, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 8, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 15, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 6, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

July 13, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 3, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 10, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM



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Public Star Party Friday March 16, 2007

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday March 16, 2007 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 March 9, 2007 at 7:30 pm. Prospective members are invited to attend.

2006 - 2007 Winter Calendar

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

December 15, 2006

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:00 PM

December 22, 2006

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:00 PM

January 12, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 19, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 9, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 16, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 9, 2007

Member's Only viewing at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 16, 2007

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM



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Public Star Party at Observatory Friday February 16, 2007 at 7:30 pm.

MCOF will hold a public Star Party Friday evening February 16, 2007 at 7:30 PM, on the observatory grounds at Greenwood Elementary School. 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 9, 2007 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.

2007 Public Viewing Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 19, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday February 16, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday March 16, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday April 20, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday May 18, 2007 8:30 PM

2007 Member's Only viewing at Observatory Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 12, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday February 9, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday March 9, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday April 13, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday May 11, 2007 8:30 PM



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Public Star Party at Observatory Friday January 19, 2007 at 7:30 pm.

MCOF will hold a public Star Party Friday evening January 19, 2007 at 7:30 PM, on the observatory grounds at Greenwood Elementary School. 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.

Also, there will be a star party on Saturday January 20th at the Friends Wilderness Center Retreat near Charles Town, WV. Dinner will be at 5PM with stargazing beginning at 6:30PM. The cost is $7 donation includes dinner, $5 without. For more information and directions to this event, call Shiela Bach 304-728-4820 and see http://www.friendswilderness.org

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 12, 2007 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.

2007 Public Viewing Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 19, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday February 16, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday March 16, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday April 20, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday May 18, 2007 8:30 PM

2007 Member's Only viewing at Observatory Winter/Spring Calendar

Friday January 12, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday February 9, 2007 7:30 PM

Friday March 9, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday April 13, 2007 8:00 PM

Friday May 11, 2007 8:30 PM

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