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If you are in Tupper Lake on a Friday evening and the skies are clear, be sure to take advantage of the free star gazing. Well-informed staff help visitors view different celestial objects through very high-powered telescopes.
This was a great experience for us! We live near a large city so we have a ton of light pollution so this was a great! They had 3 high powered telescopes set up when we went and were able to see the rings of...More
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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 rest). follow signs to beach, go past beach/campground up the hill a bit and the APO is off to the left.
we are back in Indiana for the winter.
I would check it out anyway as they might be hooked up to the computer and project onto a screen even if the skies are cloudy.
Shaheens motel is further along Rt.3 through the upper town.