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Star Parties

The MCOF Public Star Party will be held on Friday June 3 & 24, at 9:00 pm and July 1 & 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm.

MCOF will hold a Public Star Party Friday June 3 & 24 at 9:00 pm and July 1 & 28, at 9:00 pm., at the Morgan County Observatory grounds at Greenwood Grade 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.

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

To get to Greenwood Grade School 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,, or

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted

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