Public Observing

Naylor Observatory, 670 Observatory Drive, Lewisberry PA

We invite you and your family to visit Naylor Observatory on selected evenings this year. Come and observe the beauty of the moon, planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies with your own eyes through our large telescopes. Admission is free. As a non-profit organization we welcome your donations to help keep our Observatory open to the public. Weather conditions determine if we will be open on a scheduled date. We cannot predict which nights will be clear when we make up this schedule. If it is overcast or raining, we will not be open. If in doubt, call (717) 938-6041 beginning 30 minutes before sunset.

Naylor Observatory, 670 Observatory Drive, Lewisberry PA

Finding Naylor Observatory safely without getting lost is easier if you plan to arrive before it becomes completely dark. We unlock our gate shortly after sunset. Do not come earlier. There is no on-street parking. If you park at the gate entrance we can’t get in to unlock the gate. WATCH OUT FOR DEER!! Deer commonly run across the hilly roads leading to the Observatory and can collide with your vehicle.