Come see what's up with Buckhorn Observatory's resident astronomer, John Crossen.
He'll start your sky tour with a miniature laser sword straight out of Star Wars. Only this one connects the "starry-dots" that outline the constellations. John will also tell you a little of the mythology associated with the characters represented by the constellations.
Next you'll switch to the giant astronomy binoculars for a closer look at what's up. Perhaps it will be a distant galaxy or a beautiful star cluster. The Observatory also has loaner binoculars and you are welcome to bring your own.
Ultimately, we move onto the computerized telescope. Using this high-power instrument, you'll cruise between the galaxies, star clusters and planets -- all with the touch of a button.
The full tour lasts about 2 hours and most of our guests are sorry when it ends. But be forewarned, 2 hours can also be a long journey for children under the age of eight.
Reservations are required so call 705-657-2544 in advance. Adult admission is $15 each, children under 16 cost $5 each. All fees are cash only, please.