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A NOTE TO GROUPS: THE OBSERVATORY IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR WINTER

You may make a reservation on any available night, May 1-November 1, 2024. In the meantime please read through our updated group visit policies here.

STOP! Before completing this form, please read the Important Visitor Information and take a close look at the calendar below for available dates (click on each day to view details).

Important:  Veen Observatory field trips can be scheduled on any available evening Sunday through Friday from May 1st through November 1st.  A non-refundable Group Fee will be paid online upon filling out the Group Reservation Form above. If needed, in the event of cloudy weather the group will communicate directly with their Lead Host to coordinate an alternate visit date at no additional cost. If no telescopic observing is possible, an alternate program with a tour of the facility and explanation of the telescopes can be provided. Length of visit varies depending on the group and viewing conditions but averages one and one half to two hours.

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