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Goldendale Observatory State Park

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The Observatory is unique because it caters to the general public with programs for amateur as well as experienced star gazers.

The facility is run by the Washington State Parks Department and provides visitors with the chance to look through the 24.5-inch telescope, one of the largest apertures in the USA available for public use. There is also a secondary dome which houses an eight inch Schmidt-Cassegrain reflecting telescope.

The Observatory offers tours and sky-gazing opportunities year-round. The Summer hours are April 1 - September 30, Wed. - Sun., 2 PM to 5 PM and 8 PM to Midnight. Winter hours are Sat. 1 PM to 5 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM and Sun. 1 PM - 5 PM.

Location: 1602 Observatory Drive, Goldendale Washington 98620 Telephone 509-773-3141 Fax 509-773-6929

Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Goldendale) Brooks Memorial State Park
(Lyle) Doug's Beach State Park
(Goldendale) Goldendale Observatory State Park
(Goldendale) Horsethief Lake State Park
(Goldendale) Maryhill State Park


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