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Phone: (860) 946-0312

P.O. Box 1144
New Milford, CT 06776


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Welcome to the John J. McCarthy Observatory!

The Mission of the John J. McCarthy Observatory is to further science literacy, both for students and adults of the Western Connecticut region. With the great appeal of Astronomy, it is a natural tool for creating scientific curiosity and reinforcing interest and skills in science.

The all-volunteer staff of the Observatory is dedicated to exciting people to the joys of science and related fields of mathematics and technology.

Second Saturday Stars & Special Events

New telescope users: Bring your equipment and join us in the Newbie Help Corner on the SkyDeck, where one of our knowledgeable volunteers will assist in the set-up and use of your telescope.

The observatory is located on the grounds of New Milford High School on Rte. 7 in New Milford. Enter the high school grounds from Larson Rd., drive to the southwest corner and park in the lot in front of the observatory. Bring questions (and binoculars); we hope to see you there!



October 10 – The Search for Exoplanets
November 14 – Dawn at Ceres



McCarthy Observatory is
located on the campus of
New Milford High School
Route 7, New Milford CT

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