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Branched Oak Observatory is ending our 2024 observing season with what promises to be an amazing night of celestial wonders! Bundle up warm and join us for the last public star party of the year.

You will have the opportunity to see Planets Jupiter and Saturn, view the amazing Andromeda Galaxy, the beautiful Seven Sisters Star Cluster, and later in the evening, the Great Orion Nebula.

  • This is a FREE event, but donations are very much appreciated ($5 per visitor is suggested).
  • No Registration
  • Open to Everyone
  • Arrive Anytime Between the Times Given
  • Stay for the Entire Event or As Long As You Want
  • No Park Permit Required
  • No Telescope Needed – You are welcome to bring your own equipment!

Confirmed BOO Volunteers and their Assignments For the Evening: 

Michael Sibbernsen – ESSMO and Sky-Tours

TBA – Front Door Greeter 

TBA – MPC Programming- Planisphere activity, Meteorites, etc.

TBA – MPC Programming- Planisphere activity, Meteorites, etc.

TBA – Outdoor Telescope Observations (eVscope).

TBA – Outdoor Telescope Observations (eVscope).

TBA – Boller-Sivill Observatory Lead

TBA – Boller-Sivill Observatory 

TBA – Gift Shop

TBA – Jumbo Binoculars

TBA – Outdoor Telescope Observations 

TBA – Outdoor Telescope Observations 


ATTN BOO Volunteers and Local AstronomersWe need you! Additional assistance needed! Contact Michael Sibbernsen at info@branchedoakobservatory.com OR Brian Sivill at nanoamps@gmail.com if you would like to help. Thank you!

Volunteers: please check back here (as well as your messages) for event confirmation, cancelation, or postponement announcements.


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