Access for Visitors with Disabilities

The Observatory building is accessible with ramps. Restrooms are accessible. The classroom presentation and observing with both the 40″ telescope and the 20″ CCD telescope are accessible. The 8″ telescope in our dome wing must be used while standing. Handicap parking spots are available next to the observatory and we can help you park your vehicle in these designated spaces. Please inform the parking attendants if you require this service and indicate your need for handicap parking when purchasing tickets at If any other special accommodations are required for your visit, please indicate when purchasing tickets.

Museums for All: an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Museums for All

RFO is a proud participant in the Museums for All initiative, a collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to offer access to the observatory with free admission to our public star parties. Guests with an EBT card can present it at the entrance for free admission up to four guests (two adults, two children), including the guest. Parking fees for attending the public star party will also be waived.

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