2 Mount Cuba Observatory

Mt. Cuba Obs. 1964


Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory (MCAO) is an important host-partner of the Delaware Astronomical Society.  Aside from it being the location of our monthly meetings, our Sawin Observatory stands on the grounds of MCAO.


SPECIAL NOTE: Laser pointers are strictly prohibited at this location due to its proximity to significant air trafffic. Your cooperation is appreciated.



Mount Cuba has great facilities including a lecture room, library, fully digital Spitz planetarium, a research grade 24" telescope, and a number of smaller telescopes. It is a private observatory that works with local schools, the University of Delaware, the Delaware Astronomical Society, the Mount Cuba Astronomy Group, and youth organizations to help bring astronomy to the general public.  It is also a center for research, being the research hub of the Whole Earth Telescope.  If you would like to find out more about its programs and facilites please go to the Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory Website, mountcuba.org.
Please click here for a google map with directions to get to Mount Cuba.

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