Hastings College is one of the few higher education institutions with its own observatory!
The Clyde Sachtleben Observatory offers a roll-back roof that allows visitors to use four mid-size telescopes and ponder the universe with views of the moon, double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The observatory houses 14-, 10- and two 8-inch reflecting telescopes.
The Observatory is open to the public for free astronomy presentations and night sky viewings two Saturdays per month, weather permitting. See dates and times below. The observatory opens 30 minutes before the program start time and closes 90 minutes afterward.
Before your visit, call StarLine at 402.462.7378 for a message informing you of cancellations due to weather plus schedule changes and additions; the message is usually updated by 5 p.m.
For more, contact Bradley Peterson, the Observatory’s program director, at 402.461.7386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free presentation dates for 2021
Note that all presentations are made weather permitting and are subject to change. You can call StarLine at 402.462.7378 for a message informing you of cancellations due to weather plus schedule changes and additions; the message is usually updated by 5 p.m.
- June 5, 19 – 9:30 pm
- July 17, 31 – 9:30 pm
- August 14, 28 – 9:30 pm
- September 11, 25 – 9:00 pm
- October 16, 30 – 8:30 pm
- November 13, 27 – 7:30 pm
- December 11 – 7:30 pm