Group Visit Information
Note: At the present time we are not scheduling private group visits due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The information below describes what we do under normal circumstances.
If your group would like to visit Ashton Observatory, you have two options:
public or private.
Your group may come on any of our Saturday public nights for free. Small groups may just show up on the Saturday evening of their choice. We only ask that large groups give us advance notice to arrange for extra help and more telescopes, if needed. We do ask that children be well supervised with one adult for every 5 children. Our public nights are every Saturday evening from the first Saturday in April to the last Saturday in October. There may or may not be a scheduled presentation on the night of your visit. Click HERE to download the Schedule - Ashton Public Nights.
To schedule a large group for a public visit to Ashton, please fill out and submit the form below. Include ALL of the required information We look forward to meeting you!
If you would like to schedule a private visit, for your group only, we can arrange that on any night EXCEPT Saturday. The fee for a private group is $50 for groups up to 50 people. We do ask that children be well supervised with one adult for every 5 children. Private group visits usually begin with a classroom presentation about astronomy, followed by direct observation through telescopes as sky conditions allow. If there are specific topics that you would like to be covered let us know. Private groups must be scheduled in advance.
To schedule a private visit to Ashton, please fill out and submit the form below. Include ALL of the required information We look forward to meeting you!