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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 maintain COVID awareness in 2022 with programs on the lawn. Powell is open to the public on the first and third Saturdays of each month from May through October. Topics and times can be found at