introducing observatory park
Part of the
is a 1,100-acre park in
Ohio - an area that has long been recognized by
astronomers as one of the few regions left in
that has not yet been affected by light pollution.
has received provisional certification as an
by the International Dark Sky
Association based in
The Park will be one of only 5
Dark-Sky Parks in the
to receive such a
The Geauga Park
District is currently driving the advancement of the educational aspect of
Park. With the assistance of a group of Geauga County middle and high school science teachers,
the Park District is developing a range of science education programs
for students of all ages with interactive components focusing on astronomy,
meteorology and geology.
The Park District has had a unique opportunity to collaborate with
several regional leaders in the science and education fields, including The Cleveland Museum of Natural
Case Western Reserve
, Kent State University, Chagrin Valley
Astronomical Society, Cleveland Astronomical Society and
Nature & Science
Center. These organizations look forward to enhancing their educational programs through this ongoing partnership.
Since the land was
purchased in 2003, a capital campaign has proceeded through several phases of
fundraising and construction to prepare for opening
to the public.
Observatory Park is now open to the public! Their website is here.
Find the park at 10610 Clay Street, Montville Township, OH
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