By 1812Blockhouse

The popular Mohican Wildlife Weekend is back this spring with events, attractions, and adventures for young and old.

We will be highlighting individual events in the coming weeks before April 28. This is the first post in that series.

The opening night of this year’s Weekend includes an opportunity to go stargazing. The Warren Rupp Observatory will be open after the keynote speaker on Friday night 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM and again on Saturday night from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Everyone of all ages are welcome.  Guided tours and take a look from “Big Blue” with its 36″ diameter mirror Newtonian telescope and other telescopes focused on points of interest in the night sky.

The Warren Rupp Observatory has one of the world’s largest amateur operated telescopes.   It is located on the grounds of Hidden Hollow Camp, 5127 Possum Run Road in Bellville, so look for the Hidden Hollow Camp sign. The observatory is operated by the Richland Astronomical Society whose members dedicate themselves to public awareness of astronomy.

If this is your first visit to an Observatory, don’t be worried. We love our family oriented atmosphere and we love to share. Modern restroom facilities are available on premise and almost all areas are handicapped accessible. Parking is available in front of the ClubHouse/Dome Area.

Don’t forget… Astronomy happens outside, so dress accordingly! Plan to spend your evening outdoors and provide for your comfort. You are welcome to bring camp chairs, blankets, food and beverages. If you do not have chairs, there are always a few around to make your evening more enjoyable.

For a complete list of Mohican Wildlife Weekend events, click here.

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