We are very excited to soon bring you the Hopservatory, the newest educational arm of the Worthy Garden Club. The telescope has arrived, the instruments are in place, the musicians have been practicing, and we are perfecting the script. Any day now it will be….showtime!
The Worthy Garden Club has partnered with another local non-profit, the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver, to offer weekly tours of the new Hopservatory. Their goal is to raise scientific literacy and educate visitors about big and unwieldy concepts like scale, size, time, distance, and speed in our solar system and beyond.
Visitors will first get an educational discussion about the Universe and the Earth's place in it, then head upstairs for a laser tour of the constellations. They'll also get to view multiple celestial objects through the 16" Ritchey-Chretién reflecting telescope, depending on the night sky and weather. The tour will wrap with the message that there's no place like home. short discussion about what you have just viewed. We hope you will enjoy the awe and wonder of the universe, and how special Earth is, on your way down to the Transporter Room, for more food and drink.In the event of a cloudy night, they'll offer "cloudchecks" redeemable for a better viewing night. They strongly advise reserving your spot beforehand as the space is limited to 15 people per tour, and will take walk-ups only if there is space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All proceeds will go to the Worthy Garden Club to support science literacy programs and initiatives. See programs and prices here.
The Hopservatory is also available to book for private tours and as an add-on to any Hop Mahal banquet event. Please contact Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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The Hopservatory is operated by the Worthy Garden Club, a 501©(3) non profit foundation, in conjunction with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver, also a non-profit foundation. All proceeds from tours go to the WGC to support science literacy programs and initiatives.