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.

2020 Schedule

Saturday April 25, Time TBA
Saturday May 23, Time TBA
Saturday June 27, Time TBA
Saturday July 25, Time TBA
Saturday August 22, Time TBA
Saturday September 26, Time TBA
Saturday October 17, Time TBA

Thanks to the generous support of the Town of Hamburg, there is no charge for admission in 2020. Registration is not required.

Programs run for 2-3 hours depending on viewing conditions. Stay tuned to our social media for weather-related updates.

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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.