Indian Hill Observatory
PO Box 11
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Russ Swaney, CVAS webmaster
Indian Hill Observatory, located southeast of Chardon, is home to The Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society‘s 16-inch telescope, and a 14-inch Dobsonian mounted on a moveable platform. There are regular public nights throughout the year to educate the public about astronomy. While major work was completed in 1981, the original observatory building has been upgraded over the years. The observatories are located at 15735 Huntley Road, in Huntsburg Township (44046) on a two-acre site owned by the club.
The first construction at Indian Hill, this 32- x 16-foot building that includes a roll-off roof for the 16-inch Newtonian and a Warm Room (isolated/insulated) from the Telescope room. Phone, Internet and Network access.
A 12-foot Home Dome was erected to house the 6- and 4-inch refractors. The dome and shutter are electrically controlled. Phone, Internet and Network access.
The North Observatory
A 16- x 12-foot shed that was converted to a Roll-Off Roof observatory. It houses the 12-inch Schmidt Cassegrain and the 10-inch Schmidt-Newtonian. Phone, Internet, and network access.
how do i find out when this is open to the public?
According to an official with the club, all events are announced via on their online calendar. Check their website and calendar on a regular basis for updates.
PLEASE NOTE: For information on programs, open nights, and other observatory-related questions please use the contact information you will find on the page describing the observatory in which you are interested. Observatories of Ohio seeks to document the state’s facilities but does not operate or speak for any of them.