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Star gazing

We went and took some teen girls for a galaxy birthday party. They were a little bored during the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Janae W
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The night sand dunes in the United States. Pretty cool! Prevailing winds in opposite directions... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

We were camping in the state park and went to the Observatory for their presentation and then to look through the big telescope and some smaller ones. The presentation was very interesting. I learned stuff I never knew before. The stars were bright that night....More

5  Thank jackjfoley
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went and took some teen girls for a galaxy birthday party. They were a little bored during the presentation before the telescopes but I found it fascinating! They showed us what we could see in the current night sky, the best time to view...More

1  Thank Janae W
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The night sand dunes in the United States. Pretty cool! Prevailing winds in opposite directions cause the and to blow both up and down at the same time. Beautiful natural spacious area for hiking and picnics. We were too early for the observatory which opens...More

1  Thank JMBrown
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I got to see the Ring Nebula with my own eyes. It is amazing. It cost $5 to enter (parking in state park $10 extra, or free if you have a state pass). They close each winter (mid-October), and re-open about Easter vaction week, in...More

1  Thank DougRoyer
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We loved this activity. We visited in July, so the number of people was lower, which was great for us. We got to see more things through the telescopes, and the kids got to ask the astro-physicist more questions, which he answered gladly. The observatory...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Jupiter and Saturn were in full view and you could even see some of the moons across the face of Jupiter.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I think that any month might be good to visit the observatory. April was good because it wasn't too crowded. Summer months may be more comfortable but have longer waits to view through the telescope. Lots to see!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

There is a really cool observatory in a State Park with a great camp grounds and huge sand dunes and a lake! This is a fun place to check out especially on Friday and Saturday evenings when the have star gazing parties all summer long....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 May 2016

There is an astronomy club that meets out here and shares their equipment with the public occasionally. The nights are so dark that a clear sky brings the universe in close. Great learning opportunity.

1  Thank KanakaHaole
Reviewed 2 December 2014

At the spring equinox, the Messier Marathon occurs in the galaxy. The Bruneau Dunes Observatory supported by the local astronomy society provides hands on viewing with the large observatory telescope and other telescopes setup to observe this phenomenon till very late at night. Also, interesting...More

2  Thank HavingFunNow61
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Unless you are an insomniac who needs a good boring lecture about star gazing that you won't get to experience here don't do it! I felt really sorry for people with kids. It was brutal! The telescopes are very weak and you won't see anything...More

Thank mathmus1
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