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Fan Mountain Observatory Public Nights

UPDATE 1/12/2024: Due to ongoing work, the April 2024 Public Night has been canceled. We hope to have the next Fan Mtn. Public Night in Fall 2024. A date has yet to be determined. 

Fan Mountain Observatory is open to the public twice a year, once in April and once in October. The Fan Mountain Observing Station is located in Covesville, VA, 13 miles south of Charlottesville at the end of a 3-mile-long gravel road. Prior reservation is required, but all tickets are free. If you are a member of the Friends of McCormick Observatory, you do not need to reserve tickets. 

Please Note: Due to the demand for tickets, groups cannot be accommodated at Fan Mountain Public Nights. If you wish to bring your educational group to an observatory night, please visit the McCormick Observatory Group Visit page


Fan Mountain Obs