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.

See you at JGAP!

The Milky-Way, WOW! 8:15 PM

(FULL)
Friday August 23rd 2019

The Milky-Way arches high overhead after sunset. Come see the sky in its natural glory.

The Milky-Way, WOW! 8:15 PM

(FULL)
Saturday August 24th 2019

The Milky-Way arches high overhead after sunset. Come see the sky in its natural glory.

Milky-Way arches overhead - 8:00 PM

(22 spots left)
Friday August 30th 2019

The last weekend of the "Summer" Milky-Way, which arches high overhead in the early evening. Also: Saturn!

Milky-Way Arches overhead: 8:00 PM

(5 spots left)
Saturday August 31st 2019

The last weekend of the "Summer" Milky-Way, which arches high overhead in the early evening. Also: Saturn!

The Moon's Terminator: 8:00 PM

(62 spots left)
Friday September 6th 2019

The best time to see the craters in mountains of the moon is during its first quarter phase. Also: Saturn!

Half moon! 8:00 PM

(65 spots left)
Saturday September 7th 2019

The best time to see the craters in mountains of the moon is during (or near) its first quarter phase. Also: Saturn!

Friday the 13th Full Moon: 8:00 PM

(57 spots left)
Friday September 13th 2019

At JGAP, we are science minded folks and see no evidence that anything amiss happens on Friday the 13th or the Full Moon. So, our program will be perfectly normal... knock on wood.

Bright Moon: 8:00 PM

(58 spots left)
Saturday September 14th 2019

The moon rises just after sunset, casting its bright glow on JGAP's plaza. Saturn will be a highlight this evening. Skilled observers might spot Neptune through the scopes in our Plaza.

Dark Sky: 7:30 PM

(59 spots left)
Friday September 20th 2019

The Milky-Way is still visible on September evenings. The view will be unmarred by moonlight until after midnight. Also: Saturn and Neptune

Fall Equinox: 7:30 PM

(36 spots left)
Saturday September 21st 2019

See the sun set through our Fall Equinox gap. Also: The Milky-Way is still visible on September evenings. The view will be unmarred by moonlight until after midnight. Also: Saturn and Neptune

Milkdromeda: 7:15 PM

(61 spots left)
Friday September 27th 2019

With the Milky-Way setting in the West, our Galaxy's neighbor Andromeda is rising in the east. In a few billion years, the two will collide forming a great galaxy that Astronomers have already named: Milkdromeda!

Milkdromeda: 7:15 PM

(56 spots left)
Saturday September 28th 2019

With the Milky-Way setting in the West, our Galaxy's neighbor Andromeda is rising in the east. In a few billion years, the two will collide forming a great galaxy that Astronomers have already named: Milkdromeda!

First Quarter Moon: 7:15 PM

(68 spots left)
Friday October 4th 2019

The best time to view the moon is when its shadow goes right down its "middle"- the first quarter. See valleys, craters, and the rest of the moon's rough surface. Also: Saturn and Neptune.

First Quarter Moon: 7:15 PM

(64 spots left)
Saturday October 5th 2019

The best time to view the moon is when its shadow goes right down its "middle"- the first quarter. See valleys, craters, and the rest of the moon's rough surface. Also: Saturn and Neptune.