View the night sky through the Lawrence Sauter telescope located inside the Observatory Dome atop the Eisenhower Community Center, Room 347, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins. Under the guidance of trained, knowledgeable volunteers, discover the moon, planets, stars and constellations. See below for scheduled viewing nights. • Open to the public, on scheduled evenings, September–May. Reservations are required. • Most programs are two hours long, with start times varying based on the time of sunset. • Special presentations are available for Scouts or class groups of 10–20, by reservation only. • Best suited for adults and children in grades 2 or older. • Dress for the weather, the dome is open to the outdoors. • In case of inclement weather on your viewing night, call 952.988.4114 two hours prior to your viewing time for cancellation information. If your night is cancelled, please call 952.988.4070 to reschedule, or for refund. • Please note: It is necessary to climb a tall metal staircase to gain access to the Observatory dome. The Eisenhower Observatory relies on your support for the upkeep and upgrading of equipment. The cost for individuals is $3. If you are registering 4+ people, please register with the individual rate for each member of your party and email Ann (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your fees will be prorated to the family rate of $10. Private groups (and parties of 10 or more) will be charged $35 and must register by calling 952.988.4070. Please note, private group nights will be held regardless of weather, and will not be rescheduled if weather is inclement.
For additional dates, private group reservations, or to reserve your spot at the telescope please call 952.988.4070.