Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory


Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory
1610 Hillside Mill Rd.
Greenville, DE 19807
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The general public is invited to visit the Observatory where programs are presented on Monday evenings at 8:00 pm. These include discussions and illustrated talks on astronomy; planetarium programs; and offer the opportunity to view the planets, moon, and other objects through the telescope, weather permitting. Due to limited parking and seating at the Observatory, admission is by reservation only. Attendance is limited to adults and students 5th grade and above. Interested individuals or groups can apply by letter or phone call 654-6407 (preferably between the hours of 9 and 11 am, Monday through Friday) to the Observatory to obtain reservations for these “Public Nights”. A map of the Observatory location will be mailed upon request. The evening program will be presented, even if the weather should not permit observation through the telescope. The admission fees are $2 for adults and $1 per student. There is no admission fee for MCAO members, but reservations are still required. We also do not host private parties. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions as observations are outdoors.