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Morgan County Observatory
Latitude 39° 28′ 55.05″ N
Longitude 78° 13′ 17.58″ W
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The MCOF Public Star Parties will be held on Friday June 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm, and also Friday June 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm at the Morgan County Observatory. The yearly listing is located down the page. There will be stargazing, refreshments, movies and hands on astronomy exhibits to entertain folks of all ages.

The Observatory will be open whether the sky is cloudy or clear. If there are severe weather conditions use your own judgement to come to the observatory. We are located on back roads atop a mountain ridge.

Scroll down to see future Star Party Dates.

To sign up for email notification of closing, Please email  MCOF President

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MCOF would like to get the message out that all of us as citizens and business owners can help prevent light pollution by using minimal outdoor lighting, keeping all lights pointed downward, utilizing timers and motion detectors for outdoor lighting and turning off unneeded lights at night. These measures save money and energy, besides protecting our night sky from light pollution. For more information see:

http://www.darksky.org

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Calendar of Events - 2017

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted

Date Event

January 20, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

January 27, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 17, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 24, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 17, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 24, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

April 15, 2017   Saturday

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM- Redbud weekend

April 21, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 28, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

May 19, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 26, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

June 16, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 23, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 14, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 21, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

August 11, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 18, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

September 15, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 22, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

October 7, 2017 Saturday

Apple Butter Festival
Open House at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 13, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 20, 2017

Open House at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 10, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 17, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 8, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 15, 2017

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

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Directions to Morgan County Observatory

The Observatory is located on the grounds of the Greenwood Elementary School, 8989 Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

From Berkeley Springs: follow Rt 522 South 2 miles and take a left on Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13), then travel 9 miles. The Greenwood Elementary School (8989 Winchester Grade Road) will be on the left. Go past the school and then park at the Observatory Parking lot next to the Observatory.

From Winchester, Va.: follow route 522 North to Reynolds Rd (Liberty Gas Station on left). Make right turn and go 5 miles to end (Reynolds Rd changes to Winchester Grade Road at West Virginia state line.), then make right turn onto Winchester Grade Rd (Rt 13) and go 4 miles to the Observatory. For information call 304-258-1013

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