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The Adirondack Public Observatory
P.O. Box 1332
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-3538 info@apobservatory.org

Free and Open to the Public!

The Observatory, located at 178 Big Wolf Road, is open for viewing on every clear Friday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day; after Labor Day it is open for public viewing on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Observing starts about ½ hour after sunset. Private viewing sessions can be arranged for $100 for up to 20 people. Please call the office at (518) 359-3538 or email us to make arrangements. See our Events page for weather conditions and Facebook for observing and cancellation notices. And join our mailing list to get the latest information about the observatory!


Office & Gift Shop:

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.


  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May) to Labor Day (first Monday of September): Every Friday evening when the sky is clear
  • Labor Day (first Monday of September) to Memorial Day (last Monday in May): 1st and 3rd Friday of each month when the sky is clear

Check the Events, Calendar and Facebook pages for observing times and conditions. Note that the observatory is generally not open during the day. Call the office at (518) 359-3538 if you have any questions.

Visit our office & gift shop downtown! (map)
36 High St.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-3538
Hours: M – F, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Visit the Observatory! (map)
178 Big Wolf Road
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-6317
44° 15.287′ N, 74° 28.225′ W

Directions to the Observatory from Main St. (Rt. 3):

  • Turn onto Washington St. (the sign shown below points the way!), and drive 0.6 miles
  • Turn left onto Coney Beach Ave., which turns into Little Wolf Rd.
  • After about 0.3 miles, continue straight up the hill onto Big Wolf Rd.
  • The observatory entrance will be on your left

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For further information, write to:


Or, through U.S. Mail:

    The Adirondack Public Observatory, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1332
    Tupper Lake, NY

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© J.R. Miller, esq. The Adirondack Public Observatory, Inc.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
21 August, 2016