Skywatching Programs

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Skywatching, October 26, Saturn

Turn your eyes skyward and enjoy the amazing sites from Observatory Park, home to the historic Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory.

Observatory Park will be dark, but please do not bring a bright flashlight; bring a red light as it will be less intrusive to other watchers. Red cellophane will be available to cover any white light flashlights. Also adjust the brightness of electronic devices.

Limited parking for those with accessibility tags is available onsite. Parking is also available at the field at the corner of DeSellum & Rt. 355 – 2 blocks from the park. No amenities available on site. Alcohol is not permitted at events in City parks.

Events at Observatory Park could be cancelled or modified at the last moment if conditions, including inclement weather and cloud cover, are not conducive to Skywatching. Please check the Community Museum Facebook page for last minute announcements.


  • Saturn & Nebula - CANCELLED due to weather 
    Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Join us, and astronomy enthusiasts all over the world, in observing Saturn. We will be looking at Saturn and for one of the visible nebula in the Milky Way. Hands-on activities and tours of the Observatory will be available.

    Limited accessible parking adjacent to the park. Field parking will not be available. Parking is available in Olde Towne & Activity Center. Please be considerate of street parking within the neighborhood.

Additional Skywatch programs may be planned depending on weather, staffing, and public interest. Please contact the Gaithersburg Community Museum to express interest in additional Skywatch programming.