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Hobbs Observatory

Go stargazing at Hobbs Observatory

Imagine the moon, planets, and galaxies appearing larger and brighter than when seen by the naked eye! BCR partners with the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society (CVAS) to bring the knowledge of astronomy and wonder of the night sky to the Chippewa Valley.

Observing Sessions

Public viewing is available on CLEAR Saturdays from May through October starting about an hour after sunset, as CVAS volunteer staffing permits. Observing sessions start about an hour after sunset and run for about two hours. Times are approximate as sunset times vary throughout the season.

2020 Season Update
Due to the current social distancing restrictions, public observing and the Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series have been postponed until further notice. 

For more information on these programs, please contact BCR at (715) 877-2212 or visit