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Observatory

Although primarily for MCC's Astronomy and Cosmology students, the Observatory hosts free public open houses at various times of the year.

The Observatory is located at the Muskegon County Wastewater System property, 8301 White Road.  The facility can be best accessed by Muskegon travelers by turning north off Apple Avenue onto Maple Island Road, and driving approximately 2.1 miles. Turn right, or east, into the Wastewater Management System facility property and continue about 2.1 miles to MCC Observatory on the right side of the road.

Below are images obtained using the 16-inch reflecting telescope at the observatory.

Great Orion
The Moon
Saturn
M-57 the Ring nebula in Lyra
Great Andromeda Galaxy (M-31)
Globular (M-13)