Saturday Night Telescope Viewing
The telescope is open Saturday nights from dark till about 10pm when weather in downtown Rochester is favorable and volunteer telescope operators are available. Climb 60 steps at the back of the planetarium to view the sky through a 12.5-inch diameter reflecting telescope operated by knowledgeable volunteers from the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science, the leading local astronomy club. Admission is free.
Before coming, please call the planetarium box office after 7:30pm to confirm the telescope is open: 585.697.1945.
For more about telescope viewing and amateur astronomy, visit a meeting of the astronomy club. This exceptionally friendly group welcomes beginners. Visit them at www.rochesterastronomy.org.