FREE Monthly Star Gazes At
Lucile Miller Observatory in Maiden
The First and Third Fridays Of Every Month*
Rain Or Shine!

* Note, We will not be open Friday, July 4, 2025. Join us on Friday July 11, 2025

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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!

Special Notes

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!