Given the great progress in reducing risk in our area from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the McCarthy Observatory is now open for visits.  Until we update the visit request tool, interested parties can email the observatory at and submit a request, including desired dates(s), number of people, and any special needs.  We are following CDC guidelines; visitors not fully vaccinated must wear a proper mask.  Decisions regarding being open will be reviewed on a monthly basis in this dynamic period.  Please remember that in the summertime months of very late darkness, a visit should be planned for 9:15 pm or later.


Feel free to reach out to us at for any questions or concerns!