Located at Worthy Brewing | 495 NE Bellevue Dr, Bend
We endeavor to demystify the complexities inherent to the profound notions in astronomy, guiding our guests through unwieldy concepts like scale, time, distance and speed in our solar system and beyond. Through immersive experiences and engaging educational programs, we aspire to nurture a deep understanding and appreciation for the intricate interplay of these cosmic principles.
What can I expect to see through the telescope?
Depending on the time of year and the level of visibility, you’ll be able to see specific planets, the Moon, stars, nebulae and the occasional galaxy. The beauty of the galaxy paired with mountainous views make for an incredible sight. Visitors will tell you it’s a can’t miss. Talk with our knowledgeable director and feel free to make a special request to turn the telescope towards something specific. Day or night, our observatory offers you views of the stars, planets and sun.
What if it's cloudy?
In the event of inclement weather, Hopservatory viewings may be canceled. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for updates. If the demand is present, guests can take a peek at the equipment in the dome but won't be able to view through the telescope. Private tours will be contacted directly in the event of cloudy conditions. Chances are, if it's cloudy outside your window, we'll have less-than-optimal viewing at the Hopservatory. Please reference the CLEAR SKY CHART.
Can the Hopservatory be rented out for an event?
The Hopservatory is quite small, so we cannot host events inside the dome, but it is available as an add-on to any booked event in WORTHY BREWING'S HOP MAHAL and includes guided viewing (availability is limited in spring and summer). Rates start at $250. Email email@example.com for more information about Worthy's event space. Payment and scheduling are made through Worthy Environmental.
Is there an entrance fee to visit the Hopservatory?
We don't charge admission on public viewing nights, but we do suggest a $5 donation per person for anyone over the age of 5. If you don't have cash, we have a square reader for card payments inside the observatory, or you can donate via PayPal at the top of our home page. All proceeds directly benefit Worthy Environmental's science programs and initiatives.
Can I bring beer into the Hopservatory?
Yes, we are located at a brewery, but no, beer is not allowed in the dome. Telescopes are expensive! We encourage you to plan your viewing around beer and food at the pub.