A NOTE TO GROUPS:
WE ARE FULLY BOOKED FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.
Reservations for the 2023 season can be made on any other available evening between July 1 and November 15.
GROUP TOURS OF THE VEEN OBSERVATORY
If your church, school, scout groups, etc. is interested in an evening of family-friendly fun featuring wonderful views of the universe at a premiere educational institution, consider visiting the Veen Observatory!
The James C. Veen Observatory, owned and operated by the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association, is available for group tours from mid-March to mid-November.
These evenings feature tours of the observatory, audio visual presentations, and observation of stars, planets, and other astronomical objects through the GRAAA's large telescopes. Members of the GRAAA will be on hand as guides. There are also opportunities for Q&A sessions with local astronomers.
Please read through the Group Tours Information and Group Tours FAQ. If you have additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROUPS THAT HAVE VISITED THE VEEN OBSERVATORY
John Ball Park Zoo School
East Kentwood High School
Grand Rapids Community College
GVSU Physics Club
Kendall College of Art and Design
Thornapple Kellogg Middle School
East Grand Rapids Robotics Club
Lowell Classical Conversations Home School
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of America
Selah Home School
Christ Church Junior High School
Gilliam Home School
Thousand Hills Christian Church
Oriole Park Elementary
GRPM Camp Curiosity
Elmcroft of Kentwood Senior Living Facility
Friday Addition Home School