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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 3 & 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm and July 1 & 28, 2016 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

Tentative: Objects to be shown:
  We ask for your suggestions also.

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 - 2016

Viewing nights are Friday Evenings unless noted

Date Event

January 8, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

February 5, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 4, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

March 11, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

April 1, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 8, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

April 16, 2016   Saturday

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

April 29, 2015

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 6, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

May 27, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 3, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

June 24, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 1, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

July 28, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 9:00 PM

August 5, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

August 26, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:30 PM

September 2, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 23, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00 PM

September 30 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 21, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

October ?, 2016 Saturday

Apple Butter Festival
Open House at Observatory 7:30 PM

October 28, 2016 Saturday

Open House at Observatory 7:30 PM

November 25, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 2, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 23, 2016

Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM

December 30, 2016

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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