Charlotte Campus Observatory


Visit the James & Barbara Moore Observatory located at Edison State College's beautiful
Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.

For more information and highlights of special viewing sessions, please call the Observatory Information Line at 941-637-3518.


Schedule of Observatory Events

Schedule of Observatory Viewing Sessions for 2013-2014 (weather permitting):

September 13, 2013
October 4, 2013
November 1, 2013
December 6, 2013
January 3, 2014
February 7, 2014
March 7, 2014
April 4, 2014
May 2, 2014

*Observation sessions typically begin about 30-45 minutes after it is dark enough to see the stars and continue as long as stargazers linger. Prior to complete darkness, visitors can not be admitted into the observatory as the equipment needs to be setup and aligned with the stars each time but early arrivers are welcome to enjoy views of the lake and the scenery of the campus from the lakeside picnic tables.
*The public sessions are free and held at least once monthly from September through May, weather permitting.
*Extra openings are sometimes scheduled or dates are changed depending on celestial events.
*For more information or special group openings, call 941-637-5681.