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.

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See you at JGAP!

The Orion Nebula 6:30 PM

(14 spots left)
Friday March 1st 2024

The great constellation Orion is high in the south after sunset and the most dramatic object in it is the Great Orion Nebula, a stellar nursery. Come see it in our Wow! scope. 6:30 PM

The Orion Nebula 6:30 PM

(FULL)
Saturday March 2nd 2024

The great constellation Orion is high in the south after sunset and the most dramatic object in it is the Great Orion Nebula, a stellar nursery. Come see it in our Wow! scope. 6:30 PM

The 109 Best Objects in the Sky. 6:30 PM

(FULL)
Friday March 8th 2024

This is the best weekend for observing all the objects in the most famous catalog of celestial objects: The Messier Catalog. It is a list of the the best and brightest in the night sky, and all of them can be seen over one long evening. We will try to see a few of them. 6:30 PM

The 109 Best Objects in the Sky 6:30 PM

(FULL)
Saturday March 9th 2024

This is the best weekend for observing all the objects in the most famous catalog of celestial objects: The Messier Catalog. It is a list of the the best and brightest in the night sky, and all of them can be seen over one long evening. We will try to see a few of them. 6:30 PM

The Rugged Moon 7:45 PM

(26 spots left)
Friday March 15th 2024

This week the fascinating moon illuminated perfectly for studying its rugged surface covered in craters, rilles (volcanic valleys) and the giant flat Seas. 7:45 PM

The Rugged Moon 7:45 PM

(26 spots left)
Saturday March 16th 2024

This week the fascinating moon illuminated perfectly for studying its rugged surface covered in craters, rilles (volcanic valleys) and the giant flat Seas. 7:45 PM

Are you Sirus? 7:45 PM

(25 spots left)
Friday March 22nd 2024

The second brightest star in the sky, Sirius, is perfectly placed to admire this week. Come learn about Canis Majoris, the big dog, the constellation of which it is a part. 7:45 PM

Are you Sirus? 7:45 PM

(28 spots left)
Saturday March 23rd 2024

The second brightest star in the sky, Sirius, is perfectly placed to admire this week. Come learn about Canis Majoris, the big dog, the constellation of which it is a part. 7:45

Galaxies are Back! 7:45 PM

(13 spots left)
Friday March 29th 2024

The Rising Big Dipper and the regal Leo bring with them a retinue of springtime galaxies. The great M81 and M82 are on the docket this evening. 7:45 PM

Galaxies are back! 7:45 PM

(18 spots left)
Saturday March 30th 2024

The Rising Big Dipper and the regal Leo bring with them a retinue of springtime galaxies. The great M81 and M82 are on the docket this evening. 7:45 PM

Learn about the Eclipse 7:45 PM

(29 spots left)
Friday April 5th 2024

The great American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 will NOT cross over JGAP, but we will be talking about what to expect and where to go, not JGAP, to see it at its best. 7:45 PM

Learn about the Eclipse 7:45 PM

(20 spots left)
Saturday April 6th 2024

The great American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 will NOT cross over JGAP, but we will be talking about what to expect and where to go, not JGAP, to see it at its best. 7:45 PM

The thin crescent moon, and more galaxies 8:00 PM

(24 spots left)
Friday April 12th 2024

The crescent moon is dramatic and lovely. We will be looking at it before it sets and then turning our sights towards the galactic gems in Leo and Ursa Major. 8:00 PM

The thin crescent moon, and more galaxies 8:00 PM

(28 spots left)
Saturday April 13th 2024

The crescent moon is dramatic and lovely. We will be looking at it before it sets and then turning our sights towards the galactic gems in Leo and Ursa Major. 8:00 PM

The Bright Moon Rises/Jupiter Bows Out 8:00 PM

(29 spots left)
Friday April 19th 2024

The moon is almost full this weekend, so we will again be focusing on it. Also, this is almost the last chance to observe Jupiter before it is lost in the evening twilight. 8:00 PM

The Bright Moon Rises/Jupiter Bows Out 8:00 PM

(28 spots left)
Saturday April 20th 2024

The moon is almost full this weekend, so we will again be focusing on it. Also, this is almost the last chance to observe Jupiter before it is lost in the evening twilight. 8:00 PM

The Moon Rises Late: 8:15 PM

(24 spots left)
Friday April 26th 2024

With the moon out of the way for a while, we will be able to admire The Galaxies in Leo, the Beehive cluster in Cancer the Crab, and the rich star cluster M35 in Gemini. 8:15 PM

The Moon Rises Late: 8:15 PM

(27 spots left)
Saturday April 27th 2024

With the moon out of the way for a while, we will be able to admire The Galaxies in Leo, the Beehive cluster in Cancer the Crab, and the rich star cluster M35 in Gemini. 8:15 PM