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 Thin Crescent Moon: 9:00 PM

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Friday June 3rd 2022

The thin crescent moon can often be quite beautiful, with an "earthshine" glow. This also means dark skies in the early evening.

The Thin Crescent Moon: 9:00 PM

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Saturday June 4th 2022

The thin crescent moon can often be quite beautiful, with an "earthshine" glow. This also means dark skies in the early evening.

All About the Sun: 6:00 PM

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Friday June 10th 2022

Our programs normally start at sundown. This one starts a bit before to give visitors a chance to enjoy our home star.

All about the Sun: 6:00 PM

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Saturday June 11th 2022

Our programs normally start at sundown. This one starts a bit before to give visitors a chance to enjoy our home star.

All about the sun II: 6:00 PM

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Friday June 17th 2022

Come and enjoy a view of our closest star, the sun! These programs start a bit earlier to give folks a chance to view it safely through our scopes. Program weather dependent.

Al about the Sun II: 6:00 PM

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Saturday June 18th 2022

Come and enjoy a view of our closest star, the sun! These programs start a bit earlier to give folks a chance to view it safely through our scopes. Program weather dependent.

Stay up late! 9:15 PM

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Friday June 24th 2022

The latest dark night of our program year- it doesn't get fully dark until well after 10:30 PM. But, when it does, you'll see the Milky-Way rising over the Eastern Horizon.

Stay up late! 9:15 PM

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Saturday June 25th 2022

The (second) latest dark night of our program year- it doesn't get fully dark until well after 10:30 PM. But, when it does, you'll see the Milky-Way rising over the Eastern Horizon.

The Ring Nebula: 9:15 PM

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Friday July 1st 2022

The Ring Nebula is the remnant of a star that was once like our sun, but which is no longer. It has blown a "smoke ring" which we can see in our scopes. Come see! Program weather dependent.

The Ring Nebula: 9:15 PM

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Saturday July 2nd 2022

The Ring Nebula is the remnant of a star that was once like our sun, but which is no longer. It has blown a "smoke ring" which we can see in our scopes. Come see! Program weather dependent.