Observatory

Check out the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium's Newly Upgraded OBSERVATORY!

     

 

Join us for solar viewing every Saturday and for night sky viewing on the last Friday of every month during Nights at the Museum.

 

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has a new mural, located along the stairs leading up to the observatory. To learn about what's included in the painting, Click Here!

 

Click Here to see what our astronomers are up to, as well as other astronomical societies around the world!  

The primary telescope in the observatory has been upgraded to a new Meade LX600.  It is a go to scope, meaning that an onboard computer and GPS allows the scope to scan the skies and give the viewer the opportunity to view thousands of objects that would not normally be seen with the naked eye.  

Mounted on top of the Meade telescope is a Coronado Solar Scope.  This device has a filter that allows the viewer to look at the Sun without the need for special glasses.

 

Funding for this project was provided by the Marmot Foundation.

 

Our in-house Partners: 

Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches

West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group