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Save the Dates!

Upcoming Events at the Fred Bay Observatory

Saturday, Sept 16

Clean and Align a Reflecting Telescope

Join Past President Jeff Blazey to learn how to disassemble a reflecting telescope, clean it, put it back together and realign or coliminate its mirrors. This will be a fun and informative session. Jeff's a master telescope designer and builder. You'll gain a lot of how-to tips and techniques to keep your telescope in top condition.

This is our regular monthly program, beginning at 7 p.m. We'll open the Fred Bay Observatory afterward. And you're invited to bring you telescopes to share night sky views.

Saturday, Oct. 14

EVs Under the Stars

We're partnering with Drive Electric Dayton to bring you a truly unique event. Discover the sun and the night sky from 5 to 11 p.m. Learn about how to power electric cars and trucks with a home solar system. Hear from the CEO of an auto company bringing a solar-powered car to market next year. View all the sun's current activity with special telescopes. Talk with EV owners about their experiences of driving EVs and take a test ride. After dark, view the big planets through the Fred Bay Observatory telescope. And bring your personal telescopes, too.

The idea for this program during conversations with our leaders. Four of our nine board members drive EVs. The president of Drive Electric Dayton has long been interested in astronomy. Drive Electric Dayton is a non-profit group with about the same number of members as WCAS. Its volunteers host public events and participate in community events to help people discover the benefits of driving electrically. Their approach is much like ours. So this should be an educational and entertaining evening. 

More details will come soon. Please add these events to your calendar and make plans to join us at Hisey Park.

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Welcome to the Warren County Astronomical Society Website

This society is organized by volunteers for the enjoyment of astronomy for educational and scientific purposes and is located at Hisey Park, a dark sky area between Lebanon and Waynesville in Warren County, Ohio.

Our members operate the Fred Bay Observatory and share it with the public on behalf of the Warren County Parks Department. We also help operate the Rachel A. Hutzel Observatory at Camp Joy.

You'll find information about our upcoming events and how to become a member on our website. Follow the tabs above for more details.


Night Sky Forecast for Hisey Park

Click on the chart for more information about expected viewing conditions.