Observatory's Current Open/Closed Status
When You Arrive.
Begin the process of adapting your
eyes for best night vision as soon as possible.
After you park your car, try to avoid looking at any
lights, particularly other car headlights.
Bring a SMALL flashlight, like a
penlight. Do not bring big bright flashlights
to the Observatory. An even better flashlight
to use is one designed or adapted for telescope use.
This type of flashlight will have a red lens or a
piece of red cellophane wrapped around the front.
Red light does not affect your night vision.
As you start up the Observatory path
you will notice very dim path lighting, designed to
allow you to see where you are walking while your
eyes are adapting to the darkness. If you need
more lighting to see your way up the path, use your
penlight. If your eyes are not adapting to the
darkness, slow down or pause for a while. The
longer you are in the dark, the better you will be
able to see.