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Observatory Open House Events


On the third Saturday of each month the Central Texas Astronomical Society hosts an Open House at its Turner Research Station, near Clifton, Texas.  Each event is designed to describe our activities and to share our passion for astronomy.

The Open House is always held even if sky conditions are not suitable for viewing, unless severe weather demands that we close for safety considerations.

There will be a short program, a tour of the observatory and, weather permitting, visitors may experience the heavens with portable telescopes and/or live images from the 24-inch Meyer telescope.  



What:             Open House & Tour of the Meyer Observatory


When:            2018 schedule is listed below.  The complete schedule may also be downloaded by
                      selecting Documents from the menu above and then looking in the folder for the current year.


Where:           The Turner Research Station

                       14801 FM-182

                       Clifton, Texas 


Directions:    Observatory


                      Visitors are strongly encouraged to use the map and directions from our web site.

                      Electronic maps of our area are not reliable!


Registration:  Registration is strongly encouraged.

                      Register on-line by clicking links in the schedule below                       

                      Registrants receive updates, if weather forces changes in the program.


Fees:             There is no fee for our Open House programs.

                      However contributions are appreciated and may be made when registering

                      online or at the event.


Students:       Students are especially welcome, and we try to answer any and all questions.

                      School groups may be accommodated by special arrangement.


Note:  We can accommodate groups up to about thirty - larger with special arrangements. 

***** We have 2 very nice indoor restrooms due to some very generous donations.


If you need further information, check with  Dan Doyle





2018 Observatory Open House Schedule


Event Type

Start Time

1/20/2018 Open House
6:00-9:00 pm
5:53 pm
2/17/2018 Open House
6:30-9:30 pm
6:17 pm
Open House
8:00-11:00 pm
7:38 pm


Open House 8:00-10:00 pm 8:02 pm


Open House 8:30-11:30 pm 8:22 pm


Open House  8:30-11:30 pm 8:36 pm


Open House  8:30-11:30 pm 8:33 pm


Open House  8:30-11:30 pm 8:10 pm
Open House  8:00-11:00 pm 7:35 pm 


Open House

7:30-10:30 pm

6:52 pm 


Open House 6:00-9:00 pm

5:29 pm


Open House 6:00-9:00 pm 5:27 pm