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 Ring Nebula: 9:15 PM

(FULL)
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

(FULL)
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.

The Rugged Moon: 9:15 PM

(16 spots left)
Friday July 8th 2022

Come see the mountains and craters of the moon.

The Rugged Moon: 9:15 PM

(19 spots left)
Saturday July 9th 2022

Come see the mountains and craters of the moon.

The Milky-Way Rises: 9:15 PM

(11 spots left)
Friday July 15th 2022

Come see the Milky-Way rising over the eastern horizon in the window before the bright moon, and Saturn rise.

The Milky-Way Rises: 9:15 PM

(20 spots left)
Saturday July 16th 2022

Come see the Milky-Way rising over the eastern horizon in the window before the bright moon, and Saturn rise.

The Heart of the Scorpion: 9:00 PM

(22 spots left)
Friday July 22nd 2022

The distinct constellation Scorpius rises high in the south at the southern end of the Milky-Way.

The Heart of the Scorpion: 9:00 PM

(26 spots left)
Saturday July 23rd 2022

The distinct constellation Scorpius rises high in the south at the southern end of the Milky-Way.

The Core of the Milky-Way: 9:00 PM

(24 spots left)
Friday July 29th 2022

The best view of the inner regions of Milky-Way, where there are all sorts of star clusters and nebulae, occurs this week.

The Core of the Milky-Way: 9:00 PM

(24 spots left)
Saturday July 30th 2022

The best view of the inner regions of Milky-Way, where there are all sorts of star clusters and nebulae, occurs this week.

The First Quarter Moon: 8:45 PM

(29 spots left)
Friday August 5th 2022

The best time to see the rugged surface of the moon through a telescope is when it is at First Quarter.

Craters of the moon: 8:45 PM

(29 spots left)
Saturday August 6th 2022

The best time to see the rugged surface of the moon through a telescope is when it is at, or just past, First Quarter.