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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

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Address: 57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
Phone Number: 541 598 4406
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Description: There’s no better place! The local elevation, pitch dark surrounding and...
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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Great opportunity for the kids (and adults) to get a little education. The young people who run this are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great activity for evenings and get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Roswell, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great opportunity for the kids (and adults) to get a little education. The young people who run this are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great activity for evenings and get away from the phones, TV etc. they also had a s'mores and star-gazing night around the fire. Awesome!!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There were 10+ telescopes set up for viewing of planets and star clusters. The volunteers were excellent in readjustment of the telescopes to ensure that there was a clear view of the celestial body we were observing. We also enjoyed a 30 minute presentation on Mars colonization! Nice laser show as well where they point out the stars and constellations... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A great experience! This is great group of people enthusiastic about teaching astronomy with great views of the night sky. Get there early to see the planets visible at dusk before it is completely dark. We brought our 5 year old (it was way past his bed time) and it even kept him interested.

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Really experienced folks with genuine enthusiasm of space and celestial bodies ! Great experience and a must visit ...

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We've visited the Oregon Observatory several times over the years, and we intend to keep coming back. There are few places in Oregon where you can go to get such a fine view of the night sky. The combination of the high altitude and lack of light pollution due to the distance from large urban centers, makes the Sunriver area... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was our third trip to Sunriver but our first to the Observatory. It was incredible. So many telescopes that allowed us to see Jupiter and Venus and lots of star clusters and many other things. The staff was awesome and we were lucky enough to have them use their lasers that pointed out the International Space Station as it... More 

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Montesson, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was a great experience : it was fun and informative not too say impressive to realize how small we are in the universe. The staff was very friendly and funny and they answered in a comprehensive way all of our questions. Observing Saturn was definitely the best!

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited to Observatory last night, and had a great time even though it was snowing. We may or may not have been pressured into writing this review by some lovely staff members, but we had such a great time we decided to write in anyway. The girl with the knit headband was extremely punny, firing off puns left and... More 

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Sunriver, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You'll be amazed at the array of telescopes and viewing apparatus available for just the price of admission. This is a totally "hands on" kind of place where stargazers of all levels will be able to see the wonders of our solar system (Saturn is always a favorite) up close and personal. The volunteers are enthusiastic and helpful, and the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We in town for a conference and the conference staff recommended visiting this observatory and I am so glad we did! It was a partly overcast evening so there was no charge. We couldn't see everything but the views we did have were great! The staff was phenomenal and the presentation was "out of this world" ;) but really, it... More 

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Address: Address: 57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
Phone Number: 541 598 4406
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Sunriver

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