Group Visit Information
If your group would like to visit Ashton Observatory, you have two options:
public or private.
Your group may come on any of our Saturday public nights for free. Small groups may just show up on the Saturday evening of their choice. We only ask that large groups give us advance notice to arrange for extra help and more telescopes, if needed. We do ask that children be well supervised with one adult for every 5 children. Our public nights are every Saturday evening from the first Saturday in April to the last Saturday in October. There may or may not be a scheduled presentation on the night of your visit. Click HERE to download the Schedule - Ashton Public Nights.
To schedule a large group for a public visit to Ashton, please fill out and submit the form below. Include ALL of the required information We look forward to meeting you!
If you would like to schedule a private visit, for your group only, we can arrange that on any night EXCEPT Saturday. The fee for a private group is $40 for a group up to and including 40 persons and $60 for any group larger than that. We do ask that children be well supervised with one adult for every 5 children. Your group may request a presentation, or spend the evening viewing. If there are specific topics that you would like to be covered (for example; Scout badge requirements), let us know and we will try to meet your needs. Private groups must be scheduled in advance.
To schedule a private visit to Ashton, please fill out and submit the form below. Include ALL of the required information We look forward to meeting you!