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Powell Observatory

Subfacility of Lewis-Young Park

Admission Fee

A requested donation of $8 for 12 and over, $5 for children ages 5-11 and under 5 is free and is used to maintain and operate the observatory.

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  1. Observatory
Powell Observatory is operated with national acclaim by the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.  Powell is home to the Ruisinger telescope, one of the largest telescopes available for public viewing in a five-state area. Powell Observatory will be COVID-aware in 2021 and is offering two Star Parties, May 1 and 15 with more dates possible throughout the summer.