Nature Center plans field trip to Observatory Park

Observatory Park

Have you ever wondered what the night sky really looks like without the light pollution that blocks out the stars for those of us who live near Cleveland? You’re invited to come along and find out as Lake Erie Nature & Science Center joins in the Grand Opening festivities at Observatory Park in Geauga County. Come experience the universe like you've never seen it before!

Part of the Geauga Park District, Observatory Park is an area that has long been recognized by astronomers as one of the few regions left in Northeast Ohio that has not yet been affected by artificial light pollution. Provisionally certified as one of only five "Dark Sky Parks" in the U.S., guests at Observatory Park will be treated to a stunning view of exceptionally starry skies.

Observatory Park has planned a great day chock-full of fun, free activities for the whole family to celebrate their Grand Opening on Saturday, August 20. The festivities kick off at 4 p.m. and will include a family concert under the stars, a hot dog dinner, stargazing and more!

Observatory Park is located at 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township, Ohio 44064 – about a 45-minute drive from Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. If you would like to follow us to Observatory Park, you can join our caravan – we will be leaving the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center parking lot at 8 p.m. on August 20 to arrive in time for the 9 p.m. dedication of the Observatory.

Full details about the park and Grand Opening festivities are at Have more questions or need to carpool? Call Planetarium Specialist Wayne Kriynovich at 440-871-2900, ext. 213.

PLEASE NOTE: Because we will be attending this important event, our regular Monthly SkyQuest program and telescope viewing for the evening of Saturday, August 20, have been canceled.

Frank Colosimo

Frank A Colosimo is the Coordinator of Visitor Experience & Communications at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

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Volume 3, Issue 16, Posted 2:51 PM, 08.09.2011