Olympic Telescope 
Free Telescope Viewing Programs
In 2015, for the sixth consecutive summer, I led free public telescope viewing at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, 18 miles from Port Angeles, Washington. I hope to see YOU next summer!  The featured objects to see will include planet Saturn and her moons, globular cluster M13, planetary nebula M57 (a.k.a. The Ring Nebula), galaxy M31 (a.k.a. The Andromeda Galaxy) -- and many more.

I use a pair of homemade Dobsonian telescopes. Ursa Minor has a 12.5 inch aperture and Draco has a 20 inch mirror.  I use f
ive different TeleVue eyepieces.  I commonly use the TeleVue 13 mm Ethos eyepiece with either scope.  With this eyepiece there is 147x magnification with Ursa Minor and 185x magnification with Draco.

In the summer of 201
5, there were 1357 viewers who attended the 35 dates that were clear for viewing.  The six year total is now 5156 viewers.

Click on 2015 SCHEDULE
link above to see the dates and times of last year's programs.  The new schedule for the summer of 2016 will be posted after the new year.

Both the Telescope Program and the Full Moon Hikes will cancel if there is cloud cover.  For cancellation due to clouds, visitors can call the Hurricane Ridge Road Hotline on the day of the program after 3 pm.  (360) 565-3131.

                                  Artwork credit:  Tyler Nordgren
                     This image is available as a poster. 
 It is sold at the ONP Visitor Center bookstore (Port Angeles).
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