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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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The Observatory at Sunriver is Awesome! They had several telescopes set up looking at a variety of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ralph C
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Amazing

It was dark and crowded when we went, but it was totally worth it. I saw stars and systems that I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lichenlover
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Silverton, Oregon
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There’s no better place! The local elevation, pitch dark surrounding and crystal clear air make it perfect for star gazing. You won’t be lining up for one telescope. The Oregon Observatory is the largest astronomical viewing facility in the United States. Feast your eyes on far away galaxies. Recognize the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebula and deep space binary stars.
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“night viewing” (8 reviews)
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57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
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+1 541-598-4406
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Reviewed yesterday

The Observatory at Sunriver is Awesome! They had several telescopes set up looking at a variety of things... the people manning the facility were helpful and provided a lot of information. This is a must do when staying in Sunriver.

1  Thank Ralph C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was dark and crowded when we went, but it was totally worth it. I saw stars and systems that I had never heard of, along with the old favorites. The volunteers are awesome and knowledgeable. Thank you!

1  Thank Lichenlover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not expecting to have the experience that I had while visiting the Planetarium. We went at 9pm expecting to look through a telescope and leave.. maybe spending 20 minutes. Well, 3 hours later we were very sad to leave. The staff was AMAZING,...More

3  Thank Chris T
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice little observatory that gives you a chance to get a close up view of the stars and has multiple telescopes for that purpose! Best utilized on a clear starry night! Free parking and rest rooms available!

2  Thank sexybaby7399
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

A must do...Open their Minds...and Yours too...re-visit your past interest in the Sky!! Unique...no street lights....you get to see the real stuff in space!! As Nike trumps: Just Do It !!

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is a treasure tucked in the Sunriver resort area. The community events are hosted by very knowledgeable astronomers and enthusiast, and the facility is amazing! The night sky in this area opens a window to a world often not acknowledged, and the staff help...More

1  Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Everyone will love this place. Saw a star orbiting another star - BOSS! Saw our Milky Way.. if you're lucky enough to see a "fireball" - basically a super shooting star, then that will top off the night!

1  Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

All of the staff at the night viewing on Saturday night were super-knowledgeable. They answered all of my novice questions very well. And I was cool to check out the owls near the place where you buy your ticket.

Thank Suzann L
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Can’t say it was bad,as was good to c so many stars and the staff knew what they were talking about but must say it was a bit lost on me as don’t know much about stars but am glad I went.

Thank gaynormariep
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Excellent night viewing with telescopes. Impressed with the number of telescopes and set up. It was packed but didn't feel crowded which was a plus.

1  Thank Karlina C
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fireskipper
July 29, 2017|
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Yes you can. We brought ours.
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Trina C
October 1, 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Some of the paths are dirt, but relatively flat. You should be able to see through some of the telescopes; some are at chair height. There is a lecture which you could see, and a laser presentation that was really... More
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Rob B
June 29, 2015|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
Make sure and check out the nighttime astronomy program at the Observatory. They have several telescopes set-up to view the night sky with plenty of enthusiastic teachers.
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