The Turner Farm

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open dawn to dusk except for speciality, after-hours events hosted only on Friday nights
703-324-2820 TTY 711
925 Springvale Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
Sebastian Arnez
Turner Farm Observatory Educator

The Turner Farm

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Upcoming Events

11:00AM, 04, (5-Adult) Learn what causes the Sun to shine, the Sun's life cycle, and how…
7:30PM, 04, (8-Adult) Write a poem while gazing at the night sky to see if you can find…
8:00PM, 13, (8-Adult) Take a tour of planets, constellations, stars, nebulas, and…
8:00AM, 18, (10-Adult) Watching birds is a great way to connect with the natural world…
8:00PM, 20, (8-Adult) This course provides a general introduction to some fundamentals…
7:30PM, 17, Write a poem while gazing at the night sky to see if you can find a…

Free Friday Viewings at Turner Farm Park Observatory 

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Friday Night Viewing Status*

*This page is updated until 4 p.m. on Fridays. Please call 703-324-2820 to check status after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

  • The Analemma Society holds Friday Night Public Viewing Sessions at Turner Farm in Great Falls, VA.
  • Visit the Roll-Top Observatory in action where Analemma Volunteers guide the public to seeing celestial objects through several telescopes in the observatory room.
  • Visitors are invited to bring their own telescopes or binoculars

2024 Schedule-Every clear Friday night, weather permitting.

  • 8-10 p.m. April 12 to May 3
  • 8:30-10:30 p.m. May 10 through the fall

Visit the Analemma Website for more information.

Corporate, Community & Scouting Group Programs

  • Elevate your group's experience with a unique program tailored just for you!
  • Engage with our astronomers, tour the telescope room, and make mind-blowing observations.
  • Daytime programs feature solar telescopes for sun-gazing.
  • Nighttime programs include constellation tours and celestial object viewing.
  • Perfect for participants 8 years or older.
  • Scouting badge options available.
Due to the high demand for scouting and group programs, reservations for groups need to be made at least two months in advance.
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