Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory2 Votes
- Address: 1610 Hillside Mill Rd, Greenville, DE 19807, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-3026546407
- Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids
Do you like enjoying the views of the star-studded sky at night, or you have interest in seeing the magical views celestial bodies offer? Then you should be at Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory. The Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory is located just a few miles North of the City limits of Wilmington close to the Hoopes Reservoir. It is the only observatory in Delaware that is open to the general public usually on selected Monday nights. They only allow adults and children in the 5th grade or above and you must make reservations to attend the program. The observatory was founded in 1958 as a non-profit organization and features a 0.6-meter telescope used by the Delaware Astronomical Society. On Monday evenings, there are informative programs in the observatory from 8pm.
How to Reach Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory
- By rented car or taxi.
Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory Reviews & Ratings
The workers were very nice and taught my group about new and interesting things about astronomy and the tour we got was very good.
Last night was my first time going to Mt. Cuba Observatory and I wish I had gone sooner! My girlfriend Katie and I loved everything from start to finish of my experience there!! Prof. Stan Owocki gave a great presentation of topic “ Colliding Galaxies”. What I loved and appreciated from him was his passion on the subject and his enthusiasm for wanting to share all of his information with everyone. Katie and I had a chance to talk to him after the presentation which we both throughly enjoyed!! Also would like to say thank you to Greg, who hosted the second part of the presentation and guided everyone with setting up and looking through telescope and showing us different parts of the night sky and where everything was located and his vast knowledge of Astronomy. Honestly, after going there and talking with both Greg and Stan, it makes you really want to open your Astronomy books back up and learn everything you can and all of the things you forgot. I left there feeling inspired! And I want to say thank you to both Greg and Stan for that!
This is a fantastic local Observatory which is staffed by very knowledgeable physicists- there are days when this is open to the public, keep an eye on their website for more information!
Had an amazing time here with my kids . So many things to learn not enough time to learn em all but I was extremely happy with my visit
My family and I went to Mt. Cuba Observatory last night to view a memorial star and had a wonderful experience. The staff is very passionate and knowledgable about astronomy. We learned about finding the star, explored the planetarium, and finally saw our star through the telescope. Mr. Weaver also took the time to show us and teach us about a nebula, a double star, and a few more interesting astronomical sights. Thanks for a great evening!