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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Educational fun

Fun and educational would of given them give five stars but being in a wheelchair i was not able to... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
dave g
via mobile
Evening viewing

We went to the evening viewing. All the volunteers & staff were friendly, helpful & knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Portland, Oregon
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There’s no better place! The local elevation, pitch dark surrounding and crystal clear air make it perfect for star gazing. You won’t be lining up for one telescope. The Oregon Observatory is the largest astronomical viewing facility in the United States. Feast your eyes on far away galaxies. Recognize the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter. Witness a meteor shower. Get a glimpse of globular clusters, nebula and deep space binary stars.
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57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Fun and educational would of given them give five stars but being in a wheelchair i was not able to look in all the telescopes still very interesting and enjoyable. Thanks

Thank dave g
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to the evening viewing. All the volunteers & staff were friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Plan on staying late as there are different activities at different times.

Thank karenz42
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was the second time that we had visited the observatory as we also went last year. If you enjoy looking at the heavens and would like to learn more about them, this is for you. Hint, don't touch the eyepiece or the telescope when...More

Thank OldJetJock
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We went during the day as it doesn't cost anything to view the sun from the telescopes they have up. We had 2 small kids so the nighttime viewing wasn't an option. Highly informative and glad we went

Thank wadekilpatrick
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I were staying at the Sunriver Resort and decided to go to the observatories evening presentation from 9pm-11pm. We were at first skeptical because we didn't bring any warm clothes, it was August in the high desert, but our visit to the...More

2  Thank mtakehara
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Between Tuesday and Sunday, the observatory opens from 9-11pm for star gazing and telescope observation. I saw more stars and planets than I have ever seen. Our kids aged 10 and 8 were amazed and loved spotting satellites, shooting stars and seeing Saturn's rings. As...More

2  Thank Nic A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Living in a big city suburb, it was wonderful to see what the sky really looks like. The staff at the Observatory were great, they really wanted everyone to appreciate the gorgeous skies from over 10 different telescopes, focused on different parts of the sky.

Thank davidsdkiwi
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The temperature was still freezing when we came Easter weekend but the skies were totally clear which made for awesome observing! The guides are super helpful especially with small children. Very cool experience.

Thank Jaideesmom
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A fun event to do with kids. We all enjoyed seeing the beautiful night sky, learning about stars and planets and using a variety of telescopes. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They permit time before/after the presentation to roam around and explore. Each season/night offers...More

Thank Jnanderson3
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The observatory is a great educator and experience for adults and children. The staff are excellent at holding the attention of all ages and exposing the wonders of the universe to all. There is a reason this is the number one attraction in Sunriver!!! A...More

Thank Takarehi
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30 July 2017|
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Response from bbridgetmay | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. We brought ours.
Trina C
2 October 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Some of the paths are dirt, but relatively flat. You should be able to see through some of the telescopes; some are at chair height. There is a lecture which you could see, and a laser presentation that was really... More
Rob B
30 June 2015|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
Make sure and check out the nighttime astronomy program at the Observatory. They have several telescopes set-up to view the night sky with plenty of enthusiastic teachers.