The Worthy Garden Club strongly advises reserving your spot beforehand as they we are limited to 20 people per tour.
WGC will take walk-ups only if there is space available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To learn more about the hours of operation, reservations, donations and weather cancellations, please click here.
Imagine being able to enjoy a cold beer and then traveling back millions of light years in time? Now you can at the brand new, only one of it's kind, Worthy Garden Club Hopservatory.
The Worthy Garden Club has partnered with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver to offer weekly tours on Wednesday and Sunday nights at 9 & 10pm, these tours will include seasonally appropriate educational programs and a peek through the Worthy 16-Inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope. Our goal is to raise scientific literacy and educate our visitors about big and unwieldy concepts like scale, size, time, distance, and speed in our solar system and beyond. We strongly advise reserving your spot beforehand as we are limited to 20 people per tour. In the event of a cloudy night, we'll offer "cloudchecks" redeemable for a better viewing night (Sorry, no refunds!). See programs and prices here.
We also offer open house viewing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9-11pm with our resident sky guy, Grant Tandy. No need to register. Just show up the night of and take the stairs directly to the 3rd floor Hopservatory. Suggested $5 donation for visitors aged 7 and over. Kids free.
Come view our neighboring star, the Sun, in the Hopservatory dome. Our Televue refracting telescope features a white-light Orion solar filter to protect your eyes. Solar viewing take place Saturday and Sunday during the day from 1-3pm.
We hope you will enjoy the wonder and beauty of the Cosmos and come away with a newfound appreciation of just how lucky we are to live on this tiny blue dot we call home. All proceeds will go to the Worthy Garden Club, a 501©(3) non profit educational foundation, your donations go to support science literacy programs and initiatives. You are encouraged to donate generously.
The Worthy Garden Club Hopservatory is available to book as an add-on to any Hop Mahal banquet event. Please contact Lindsey at email@example.com for more information.
Contact our Observatory Manager Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private tour or inquire about volunteer opportunities. We appreciate the help!
For more information about the Worthy Garden Club Hopservatory please visit the following pages.
The World’s First Hopservatory
1859 Oregon's Magazine, May 24, 2017
Worthy's Hopservatory Connects Beer and Space
The Bulletin, Kyle Spurr, May 11, 2017
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.