The Worthy Hopservatory
The Worthy Hopservatory - the first of it's kind - is now open, and we've got plenty of programs scheduled throughout the coming months to quell your curiosity.
We've partnered with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver to offer weekly tours that will include seasonally appropriate educational programs and a peek through the Worthy 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!).
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 for these tours. 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 will take place Saturday and Sunday during the day from 1-3pm
Contact our Observatory Manager grant@worthybrewing to book a private tour or inquire about volunteer opportunities. We appreciate the help!
Wednesdays and Sundays
9 & 10pm
Please register online
Children 6 & under free
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9 to 11pm
No need to register
$5 suggested donation/person
Children 6 & under free
Want a more intimate experience with the sky? Book a private tour for your friends, family, or business associates. Limited to Monday and Tuesday nights.
$200 per hour, maximum 20 people
$50 extra per hour, per additional 10 people
Email Grant at email@example.com
The Hopservatory is also available as an add-on feature for any booked event in our banquet room. You'll get access to the telescope with other possible program add-ons. Two hours max.
Starting @ $200
Email Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Worthy Hopservatory is operated by the Worthy Garden Club, a 501©(3) non profit foundation, in conjunction with the Oregon Observatory at Sunriver, also a 501©(3). All proceeds benefit science literacy programs for Worthy Garden Club.
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