A NOTE TO GROUPS:
We have reached our capacity for group visits in 2021. Feel free to make a group reservation on our 2022 calendar. Thank you for your interest.
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.
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