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My Town Lowell: Observatory public viewing night on Aug. 9
My Town Lowell: Observatory public viewing night on Aug. 9

LOWELL, Mich.-- The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association invites the community to the James C. Veen Observatory on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 9 to check out the night sky, as long as it is clear.

Telescopes will be focused in on Saturn and the full moon.

Admission for public viewing nights is $3 for adults, $2 for children 6-17 years old and free for children under 5 years of age.  Visitors are encouraged to bring insect repellent for the walk up to the observatory and their visit. 

The observatory, located at 3308 Kissing Rock Road SE in Lowell, is open from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening. The public can enjoy the night sky through GRAAA members' telescopes on the grounds, as well as in the East and West domes.

For more information, call (616) 897-7065 or visit www.graaa.com.