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No public planetarium shows offered at this time.

No public shows or field trips are available this fall (2015) due to reduced personnel at UWEC.


Please check this site again in Spring 2016 for further updates.




See the real sky at Hobbs Observatory, near Fall Creek

Hobbs Observatory at Beaver Creek Reserve offers public access after dark (if it's not too cloudy) the third Saturday of January - November, and every clear Saturday from May to October when volunteers are available. 

Free Astronomy lectures at Hobbs Observatory, 8pm on the third Saturday of January - November (telescope viewing afterwards once it is dark out).  The observatory is made available to the public through the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society.


To get to Hobbs Observatory: Travel East on Clairemont (Highway 12), through Altoona and to Fall Creek. In Fall Creek, turn left on County Road K, and travel a few miles (go past "SS"; but if you reach a stop sign you went too far.) The observatory is on the left, just before (but across the road from) Beaver Creek Reserve nature center. 

Sky Maps

Sky Map

Click to download and print off monthly sky maps.


Today's Moon