Stargazing in Hamburg

Join us for an out-of-this-world experience! Our astronomers will map the night sky — including stars, planets, constellations, and deep space objects — for you using a variety of telescopes and specialized equipment. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, warm clothing, blankets, and food/beverages. We’ll have plenty of telescopes, but you can bring yours along, too, if you’d like some expert advice. Join us at two locations in 2020.

Penn Dixie Programs – CANCELLED
Saturday April 25, 8:00 pm
Saturday May 23, 8:30 pm
Saturday June 27, 9:00 pm
Saturday July 25, 8:30 pm
Saturday August 22, 8:00 pm
Saturday September 26, 7:00 pm
Saturday October 17, 6:15 pm

Community Programs – CANCELLED
Monday July 13, 9:00 to 10:00 pm @ Lake Shore Public Library
Friday July 17, 8:30 to 11:00 pm @ Sprague Brook County Park

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Thanks to the generous support of the Town of Hamburg and Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce, there is no charge for our evening astronomy programs.

Programs run for 2-3 hours depending on viewing conditions. Stay tuned to our social media for weather-related updates. All ages welcome. Registration is not required.

A solar eclipse viewed through Penn Dixie telescopes.

Thinking about purchasing a telescope? This telescope guide offers some great suggestions from Penn Dixie astronomer Ernie Jacobs. You can also download our Astronomy Night guide — also prepared by Ernie Jacobs — to learn more about our programs.