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Adirondack Public Observatory

178 Big Wolf Rd, Tupper Lake, NY 12986-1268
+1 518-359-3538
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Solar Eclipse

We went here for the Solar Eclipse. They had glasses to buy for $1 each. and they had some... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Phyllis10
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Holbrook, New York
WOW THIS PLACE IS FANTASTIC. You can almost touch the stars.

Charming observatory with hi tech telescopes and friendly people to guide you through the darkest... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Korndog45
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New City, New York
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30 Aug 2017
“Solar Eclipse”
3 Aug 2017
“WOW THIS PLACE IS FANTASTIC. You can almost touch the stars.”
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178 Big Wolf Rd, Tupper Lake, NY 12986-1268
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+1 518-359-3538
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went here for the Solar Eclipse. They had glasses to buy for $1 each. and they had some telescopes set up, although we didn't get a chance to look thru them. They were also selling cookies and I think some books and shirts. It...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Charming observatory with hi tech telescopes and friendly people to guide you through the darkest night sky's in the country. The APO has turned many people on to astronomy. A must see . You owe it to yourself.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The APO is located past Little Wolf Beach. It's a great place for professional and amateur stargazers. Look for the sign on Route 3 in downtown Tupper Lake to guide you to an awesome experience.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Adirondacks are dark at night, and this observatory was set up to take advantage of that. Every Friday night, weather permitting, they aim several telescopes at whatever's visible and interesting that night and help you look into them and explain what you're seeing. Spectacular...More

1  Thank snarklady
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Amazing facility for such a small community. We took our grandchildren there and Mark (one of the founders) not only gave us a tour of the facilities but spent time with the the kids --age 7-12-- explaining the telescopes and pointing out various stars and...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I had a blast here! I'd never been to a public viewing at an observatory! This far exceeded my expectations ! The volunteers that give their time to educate the public were amazing! Even everyone that attended were all very nice to each other. I...More

3  Thank deb622
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visited here one evening and found the people fairly knowledgeable and their list of programs interesting.

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Best time to go Fri. night. Volunteer experts on hand. Can be crowded. Kids and grownups all enjoyed it.

Thank Dale B
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

The observatory is SUCH a gift to the Adirondacks. The Rangers and volunteers are so knowledgeable, and there is something different to learn during each trip as the universe revolves. It helps to visit on a clear night.

1  Thank SHF123
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Mostly Friday nights stargazing with very knowledgeable staff to help. Check for hours and days. Impressive array of viewing instruments

Thank Parker B
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The Observatory opens about sundown (8pm would probably be a good time.) depending upon the sky conditions. Coming in on Rt 3 from Watertown turn right at the sign for Little wolf beach ( before Main St. diner and Lumberjack... More
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