Public Observatory at Hemlock Crossing

The Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association (SAAA) is raising funds for West Michigan’s first public observatory!

The $65,000 observatory is planned for Hemlock Crossing County Park, near the Nature Education Center. Plans can be found online.

The Ottawa County Parks Foundation as well as the Friends of Ottawa County Parks have each donated $2,500, and Ottawa County Parks donated $5,000 toward the effort, pushing them just over half way to their goal. They have raised approximately $35,000 so far.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please visit the SAAA online.