Located next to the Sunriver Nature Center and not far from the Deschutes River, SHARC, or the Village at Sunriver, the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver is a fascinating place where visitors can go for an interactive astronomy experience in Central Oregon. Learn more below about what makes the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver worth visiting during your vacation.
Go Stargazing at the Stunning Sunriver Observatory
Let the woods of Central Oregon serve as the backdrop to a different kind of night out: a night spent looking at the stars! Providing family-friendly fun after dark (as well as during the day with solar viewing), the Sunriver Observatory is a one of a kind destination for those interested in astronomy, science, the wonders of the universe, or even just looking at a beautiful night sky.
Nighttime viewing programs allow you to see stars, galaxies (including our own Milky Way), satellites, meteors, and other celestial objects with the assistance of observatory staff, high-tech Dobsonian telescopes, and even lasers
Solar viewing programs are conducted in a safe manner daily during the summer season and on Saturdays during the spring and fall seasons. Sun filtering telescopes allow you and your guests to see the sun and its dynamic swirling hot gases and sunspots safely through special equipment, under the guidance of facility staff.
Admission for the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver depend on both visitors’ age and the time of day they choose to attend. Day programs are priced at $5.00 for children under the age of 12 and $7.00 for adults. Day admission is included with Sunriver Nature Center admission. Evening admission is $8.00 for children younger than 12 years old and $10.00 for adults. With such low admission prices, a trip to the observatory makes for a low-cost way to enjoy a night out with your guests.
The observatory’s hours vary by season. From mid-June through Labor Day, solar programs run daily from 11:00am – 2:00pm and star programs run on Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00pm – 11:00pm.
Sunriver Observatory is located at 57245 River Rd., Sunriver, OR 97707. Call (541) 593-4394 or speak with one of our representatives at Arrived Now for more information.
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