Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory

Explore the skies at the Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory! Facilities include a 61-centimeter Cassegrain telescope, 11.5-centimeter refracting telescope, 45-seat lecture hall, library, and computer room. An all-digital planetarium allows groups and campers to explore stars, planets, and constellations. Special tours and presentations are hosted by technical and educational associates and are available upon request. Public nights let visitors attend an informal discussion on astronomical subjects, learn what’s new at the planetarium and, weather permitting, look through the telescope at planets, the moon, and other objects. Admission for these events is by reservation only.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1610 Hillside Mill Rd., Greenville, DE 19807. New Castle County. Tel: 302-654-6407. Email: mtcuba@physics.udel.edu. Website: www.mountcuba.org. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science and Technology. 
 
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

360 Degrees Observatories Lesson Plan

Most major cities have an observation deck. Built on top of skyscrapers, they provide visitors with 360˚ views of the world below and give them an opportunity to view a city from a different perspective. Students observe the physical and human geography of a city from the vantage point of an observation deck.... Continue