Directions to Orchard Hill Observatory
Orchard Hill Observatory is located at the top
of Orchard Hill. You can get there by either going
to the Sylvan dorms following the treeline on the East
side of the hill up to the telescope or by going to the
Orchard Hill Dorms and following the gravel road (turn
left when you get to the road (if you go right it will
take you across the bottom of the hill). The local cellular
phone company has been kind enough to install a huge communication
tower adjacent to the telescope. If you make your way to
the base of the tower you will find the telescope.
Bring a flashlight -- the path can be dark! Better yet, bring a friend.
And dress warmly!
If you're not sure whether or not the observatory is closed due to
clouds, call 547-4166 and listen to the recorded message.