Private Astronomy Session - 14" Telescope at Ryan Observatory

  • Dec 29, 2023 - Mar 21, 2024
  • Ryan Observatory at Muddy Run

    172 Bethesda Church Road West
    Holtwood, Pennsylvania 17532
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About this Experience

Look through a large telescope under dark rural skies, get hands-on with the equipment, and discover the history and science behind different celestial objects like the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and even entire other galaxies!


This 75-minute session gives your group of up to 6 guests exclusive access to the 14” EdgeHD Telescope in Ryan Observatory’s Dome #1. 


Let our astronomers take you on a guided tour, or pick out the night-sky objects you’re interested in. We'll tailor the experience to your interests!


Booking Information

Weather and Scheduling

  • This experience is dependent on clear weather or very light clouds. We will provide a weather update the day prior to your reservation. In the event of a weather or operational cancellation, we may cancel and refund or reschedule your reservation.
  • Guests may otherwise cancel (for a refund, less the service/payment processing fee) or reschedule up to 48 hours before the scheduled start time. Refunds will not be issued after this point.


  • Children ages 8+ are welcome. Children must be accompanied by their guardians at all times.


  • To look through the telescope, guests will need to climb a small step ladder with handrails. If a member of your party is not able to climb a step ladder, please notify us in advance. We can accommodate by setting up a video camera feed on the telescope’s secondary guide scope.


Contacts and Info


Date & Time

Dec 29, 2023 - Mar 21, 2024

Venue Details

Ryan Observatory at Muddy Run

172 Bethesda Church Road West
Holtwood, Pennsylvania 17532 Ryan Observatory at Muddy Run
Rittenhouse Astronomical Society

Founded in 1888, the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society is one of the oldest astronomical groups in the United States. 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides astronomical science education and programming.

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