Open every Saturday Night (Current Hours 8 to 11p.m.)
Featuring views of the night skies through our 3 Telescopes!
And Astronomy Presentations every Saturday Night!
There is NO ADMISSION CHARGE
Hyde Memorial Observatory is, as far as we know, the only observatory anywhere that is: built, furnished and operated entirely by donations, devoted exclusively to public viewing, completely free of admission charge, staffed only by volunteers. Hyde is open every Saturday evening, year round.
Every Saturday Year Round. Hyde may be closed if Saturday falls on or very near a major holiday. If in doubt call first.
Hyde Memorial Observatory is located on the south side of Holmes Lake in Southeast Lincoln Nebraska. From downtown take Normal Boulevard all the way to South 70th Street, then turn south (right) and continue (past the North Shore Road entrance) to the South Shore Road entrance to Holmes Park. This is the same entrance used to get to the golf course. Turn west (right) onto the South Shore Road and continue (past the golf course turnoff) until you see the observatory on your left. (Additional information can be obtained by calling the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Dept. at 441-8708)
Current Moon Phase
Best viewed telescopically
when in crescent phase. Click image for other dates.