Observatory



MAS Observatory Can you believe that despite the advent of space telescopes and launching many space probes, we have only observed a minor fraction of the known Universe?

That doesn’t even take into account the Universe that we have no knowledge of at this time. Even so, you can explore the night sky through the lens of a telescope at the Museum of Arts and Sciences

After Sky Over Macon, if the sky is clear, you can view the night sky through several powerful telescopes of different types in the Museum’s Observatory, including 8-, 10- and 14-inch Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrains, 17-inch Dobsonian, and our recently-commissioned Meade LX200, a 10-inch commercial telescope just like the one that recorded the 2012 impact on the planet Jupiter.

Click here to see a list of Observatory Events and click here for a list of Observatory Links.

The Observatory is free for everyone—however, donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated!

Current Lunar Phase in the Northern Hemisphere

CURRENT MOON

Lunar Phases Defined

Lunar Phases

1 New Moon
2 Waxing Crescent Moon
3 First Quarter Moon
4 Waxing Gibbous Moon
5 Full Moon
6 Waning Gibbous Moon
7 Third Quarter or Last Quarter Moon
8 Waning Crescent Moon

If you interested in finding out more about telescopes, check out the History of Telescopes.

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