Giovale Open Deck Observatory Open House and Solar Viewing


45 min - 1 hour


Every evening from 4pm to close

Weather permitting


Included with General Admission

Head up to the Giovale Open Deck Observatory (GODO) for an up-close look at the Sun and a suite of six state-of-the-art telescopes!

Take a self-guided tour through the GODO’s interior and enjoy solar viewing through our Hydrogen-Alpha Lunt Telescope. If it’s too cloudy for solar viewing, our fabulous educators will be happy to answer your burning (get it?) questions about the Sun, or any other astronomical topics!

Learn more about the Giovale Open Deck Observatory

COVID-19 and General Admission

Test negative* for COVID-19 within 72 hours of visit.
(Ages 12+)
*Lab tests only.

Vaccination accepted in lieu of negative test.
(Ages 12+)

Young children wear masks when indoors.
(Ages 2-11)

Negative test not required for young children.
(Ages 2-11)

Phase 3A

General Admission is back, with new protocols to keep guests and staff safe from COVID-19. We will move to Phase 3B—unrestricted General Admission—as soon as the level of community spread permits it.

See our reopening plan.