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Pattonville School District Public Observatory
Explore the universe, and discover The Pattonville School District Observatory, located at 195 Fee Fee Road in Maryland Heights. The Pattonville Observatory has a 10-inch Schmidt-Cassgrain telescope which can be used to view planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and globular clusters. Nearly twice each month during the school year, Pattonville hosts public viewing nights open to district residents and non-residents. The observatory and planetarium director, Doug Azwell has been interested in astronomy since he was a young boy, and has been a serious amateur astronomer for several years. Doug has been the observatory instructor since 2004.
Public viewings are free to the public. More information can be found at http://nightsky.psdr3.org/
Private showings: A limited number of private showings can be set up through the Cathy Nordgaarden at 314-213-8001. Some groups may inquire a $75 fee.
Note – Public sessions will not be held if Pattonville Schools are closed or dismissed early because of inclement weather. If in doubt, please check the Pattonville Website http://www.psdr3.org/
More About Pattonville Heights Middle School
Pattonville Heights Middle School sits across the street from Remington Traditional School and focuses its students with a "get connected" theme. Parents of Pattonville Heights students are very involved with the school. Like Pattonville High School, its mascot is a pirate.