FREE Monthly Star Gazes At
Lucile Miller Observatory in Maiden
The First and Third Fridays Of Every Month*
Rain Or Shine!
* Note, Public Observing will be postponed to July 11th if the first Friday is July 4th.
Accessible classroom and observing pad
Restroom and water fountain inside
Climate controlled classroom seats 30
Bob Hunt Amphitheater seats 60
Dome and dome deck can hold 25
Ground level observing pad can hold 40
Some of our scopes on the 30 x 30 foot concrete observing pad
Yes, you can actually use these scopes!
Streetlights? No problem, we have light shades
Bring the whole family!
Rain? No problem, we have lots of indoor activities
Is your telescope broken or you don't know how to use it? Bring it down and we will help you.
Informal indoor presentations at every event, Come and go as you wish!
Lots of parking inside our fence, no need to park on the road
Room for buses too
Bring your scopes! We have plenty of room for you to set them up!
There is no telephone at the observatory
Green laser pointers are permitted to be used by CVAC members and adults only
The Lucile Miller Observatory receives NO funding from the School System. Donations are greatly appreciated!
Lucile Miller Observatory is on Catawba County School System property. ALL tobacco products, alcohol, and firearms are strictly prohibited!