We are proud to provide our customers and community with views of the cosmos in our Observatory (what we call our Hopservatory). Imagine being able to enjoy a cold beer and then traveling back millions of light years in time? Now you can at the only one of it's kind, Worthy Garden Club Hopservatory.
We offer open house viewing on Thursday & Sunday 8-9PM / Friday & Saturday 8-10pm 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. If the weather permits and the demand warrants, the WGC will be offering additional nights for viewing. When we do so, we will post the notice on this website and various social media.
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 allowing us to view sun-spot activity, magnetic storms typically larger than Earth! Solar viewing take place Saturday and Sunday during the day from 1-3pm.
Want a more intimate view of the night sky? Contact our Observatory Manager Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private tour or inquire about volunteer opportunities. We appreciate the help!
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. The Hopservatory facility is owned and operated by 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.
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.