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A Real Observatory

This observatory houses a quality telescope from the DC Naval Observatory, several knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Paul M
Berkeley Springs, WV
Seeing Stars

We (a group of 7 ladies) had a fantastic time at the Morgan County Observatory. Kevin was extremely... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Buffalo, New York
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May 1, 2018
“A Real Observatory”
Aug 1, 2017
“Seeing Stars”
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8989 Winchester Grade Rd, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-3926
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This observatory houses a quality telescope from the DC Naval Observatory, several knowledgeable folks to run it, and a solid facility provided by Morgan County, WV. Take the time to visit as the geographical area around the observatory is noteworthy for being in an physically...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We (a group of 7 ladies) had a fantastic time at the Morgan County Observatory. Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and provided snacks and star maps. He showed us constellations with a laser pointer, we witnessed shooting stars, and then we viewed objects on the large...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Few minutes away from Berkeley spring to bad we missed the star party check website before visiting I would've love to see the stars from this telescope next time. Some picture are from our way to observatory.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank venomnyc
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Scenic Winchester Grade Road is worth the trip and a stop at the Observatory is icing on the cake. It's not something you'd expect to find on this mountain backroad. An unexpected surprise, to say the least. Try it, you'll like it.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank aeroplus3755
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I had no idea this little observatory could exist out so far from a main road. It is really small and we did not get to go inside but I wish I would have taken a photo.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RalphM33
Reviewed May 16, 2016

The observatory was a nice trip outside of Berkley Springs WV. It had fascinating information. A nice day trip from the DC metro area.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Ka H
Reviewed November 9, 2015

If it's open during your visit, it's worth the drive south of town to check out this little gem. The guy who operates it is great at explaining what you're looking at. Perfect for families!

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed October 7, 2014

From this small intimate gathering place with a hole in the ceiling the solar system can be yours. Get to the website nitesky.org to find out what's happening next

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank melatar
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We saw on the Berkeley Springs website weekly events that there would be a "Public Star Party" at the Morgan County Observatory the weekend we were visiting BS. We have an 8 inch telescope and wanted to see this 16 inch telescope in action. They...More

Date of experience: May 2014
9  Thank Judy J
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Kevin B | Property representative |
Tonight at dark, Widmyer Elementary just south of town. Here is the Travel Berkeley Springs website listing: July 3 Dark Fireworks. Widmyer Elementary School Rt 522
Cindy S
February 27, 2016|
Response from Kevin B | Property representative |
Full calendar at our website, Private parties by request March 4, 2016 Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM March 11, 2016 Public Star Party at Observatory 7:30 PM April 1, 2016 Public Star Party at Observatory 8:00... More
Robert T
March 24, 2015|
Response from Kevin B | Property representative |
We hosted a speaker from Univ. of Va. that was interested in the search for Planet X, but I am aware of no compelling evidence of its existence.