Night Sky Viewing
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 8:30pm
Warren Rupp Observatory
5127 Possum Run Road
Bellville, OH 44813
The observatory will be open after the keynote speaker on Friday night 8:30pm-11:30pm and again on Saturday night from 8:30pm-11:30pm. Everyone of all ages are welcome. Guided tours and take a look from "Big Blue" with its 36″ diameter mirror Newtonian telescope and other telescopes focused on points of interest in the night sky.
The Warren Rupp Observatory has one of the world’s largest amateur operated telescopes. We are located on the grounds of Hidden Hollow Camp, 5127 Possum Run Road in Bellville, so look for the Hidden Hollow Camp sign! The observatory is operated by the Richland Astronomical Society who’s members dedicate themselves to public awareness of astronomy.
What to Expect
If this is your first visit to an Observatory, don’t be worried. We love our family oriented atmosphere and we love to share. Modern restroom facilities are available on premise and almost all areas are handicapped accessible. Parking is available in front of the ClubHouse/Dome Area.
Don’t forget… Astronomy happens outside, so dress accordingly! Plan to spend your evening outdoors and provide for your comfort. You are welcome to bring camp chairs, blankets, food and beverages. If you do not have chairs, there are always a few around to make your evening more enjoyable.
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