Hello and welcome to John Glenn Astronomy Park Program Reservation System! Program availability is based on the number of parking spaces that we have available. Currently, our limit is 70 cars. However, you may bring as many people with as you can fit in your car!

In order to keep things safe and fun, we require that you reserve your spot ahead of time. Please look through the available programs and choose the one that best fits your schedule. Please note that programs are weather dependent. We will send out an e-mail by noon on the day that a program is cancelled. So, be sure to watch for it if the weather looks cloudy.

We will occasionally add additional programs if there are interesting celestial events (comets, meteor showers, novae etc,.), so watch this space.

Before you come be sure to download the JGAP app. Our app, the JGApp, teaches you about the many features of our plaza, and how to use them to appreciate the movement of the Sun and Earth, the position of the stars, and the scale of the bodies in our solar system.

Get it on Google Play
See you at JGAP!

The "Backbone of Night": 8:45 PM

(FULL)
Friday August 19th 2022

The Milky-Way is at its best in late August, when it arches high overhead once it's fully dark.

The "Backbone of Night": 8:45 PM

(FULL)
Saturday August 20th 2022

The Milky-Way is at its best in late August, when it arches high overhead once it's fully dark.

The Great Swan and Eagle: 8:30 PM

(FULL)
Friday August 26th 2022

Jupiter and Saturn rise well before midnight, and the two great birds of the Milky-Way- Cygnus and Aquilla, are ideally placed in the sky.

The Great Swan and Eagle: 8:30 PM

(FULL)
Saturday August 27th 2022

Jupiter and Saturn rise well before midnight, and the two great birds of the Milky-Way- Cygnus and Aquilla, are ideally placed in the sky.

The Moon at its Best: 8:30 PM

(19 spots left)
Friday September 2nd 2022

The first quarter is the best time to view the rugged, fascinating surface of the Moon.

The Moon at its Best: 8:15 PM

(6 spots left)
Saturday September 3rd 2022

The first quarter is the best time to view the rugged, fascinating surface of the Moon.