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Oregon Observatory at Sunriver

57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Great evening activity for all

We did not find time to visit during the day, too busy enjoying activities/ scenery. Brought the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Hillsboro, Oregon
Great experience

This is so neat for anyone! We cannot wait for 2017 to view the eclipse here! I was surprised... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Lahaina, Hawaii
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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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57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
+1 541-598-4406
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We did not find time to visit during the day, too busy enjoying activities/ scenery. Brought the kids for the evening viewing, we were able to use the telescopes, introduction to astronomy, speakers giving you the mythology and the stories that go along with each...More

Thank ladybug97124
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is so neat for anyone! We cannot wait for 2017 to view the eclipse here! I was surprised that this level of scientific equipment was available at a resort ~ but Sunriver amazing in almost every way. I like doing a bit of education...More

Thank fitlizbeth
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place is an easy stop on your bike while visiting in sunriver. Go when the telescopes are open for viewing and you won't be sorry. What a great gem to have!

Thank pattycake2016
Reviewed 26 September 2016

You want to come early (1/2 hour) for parking and to get in line. We had a crowd of over a 100 and we were all able to see through all the telescopes. The volunteers who set up the telescopes were friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable....More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Fun and educational would of given them give five stars but being in a wheelchair i was not able to look in all the telescopes still very interesting and enjoyable. Thanks

Thank dave g
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to the evening viewing. All the volunteers & staff were friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Plan on staying late as there are different activities at different times.

Thank karenz42
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was the second time that we had visited the observatory as we also went last year. If you enjoy looking at the heavens and would like to learn more about them, this is for you. Hint, don't touch the eyepiece or the telescope when...More

Thank OldJetJock
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We went during the day as it doesn't cost anything to view the sun from the telescopes they have up. We had 2 small kids so the nighttime viewing wasn't an option. Highly informative and glad we went

Thank wadekilpatrick
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My wife and I were staying at the Sunriver Resort and decided to go to the observatories evening presentation from 9pm-11pm. We were at first skeptical because we didn't bring any warm clothes, it was August in the high desert, but our visit to the...More

2  Thank mtakehara
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Between Tuesday and Sunday, the observatory opens from 9-11pm for star gazing and telescope observation. I saw more stars and planets than I have ever seen. Our kids aged 10 and 8 were amazed and loved spotting satellites, shooting stars and seeing Saturn's rings. As...More

2  Thank Nic A
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30 July 2017|
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Response from bbridgetmay | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. We brought ours.
Trina C
2 October 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Some of the paths are dirt, but relatively flat. You should be able to see through some of the telescopes; some are at chair height. There is a lecture which you could see, and a laser presentation that was really... More
Rob B
30 June 2015|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
Make sure and check out the nighttime astronomy program at the Observatory. They have several telescopes set-up to view the night sky with plenty of enthusiastic teachers.