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0 Smithsonian NASM Public Observatory
 
DC   AKA Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Public Observatory. In Washington.
1NW Washington
 
DC   Nearby to some members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
4NW USNO
 
DC   The U.S. Naval Observatory.
6S Old Town Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory of a member of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
9NE University of Maryland Observatory
 
Maryland   Observatory of University of Marylandin College Park.
9SW Beacon Field Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory, associated with the Friends of Beacon Field Airport. Located near Beacon Field Airport, a former airport, now a shopping mall.
12S Fort Washington Park
 
Maryland   A historic national park in Fort Washington.
13S Bunny Foo-Foo Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory in Fort Washington.
13W Vienna
 
Virginia  
15NW Potomac Astrometric Observatory
 
Maryland   A observatory for personal GRB and cataclysmic variable research
16E Bowie
 
Maryland  
17NW Great Falls Observatory Park
 
Virginia   Astronomy park of the Analemma Sociey. In Great Falls and close to Reston.
18N Ashton Observatory at Johnson Farms
 
Maryland   A private observatory of a member of the Howard Astronomical League.
19NW Montgomery County Astrophysical Observatory
 
Maryland   Aka MCAO, a private observatory, near Derwood.
20SW Mason Neck State Park
 
Virginia   State park used as an observing site by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
22W Centreville
 
Virginia   Home to some members of The Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
26N Bluebird Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory owned by Jerry Persall and open to visitors by appointment.
26SE The Hughesville Sky-view Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory near Waldorf.
29E United States Naval Academy
 
Maryland   Link.. In Annapolis.
29E AACC Astronomy Lab
 
Maryland   Observatory of Anne Arundel Community College, and home of the AACC Astronomy Club.
29NW Beaglehaven Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory of a member of NOVAC. Somehwere around Ashburn.
29SE Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park
 
Maryland   City park in Chesapeake Beach.
30N Mount Pleasant
 
Maryland   Part of the The Howard County Conservancy.
30N Alpha Ridge Park
 
Maryland   Observatory and star party site of the Howard Astronomical League(HAL). Park of Howard County. Near Marriottsville, MD.
30N Carrs Mill Park
 
Maryland   A park with no facilities, occasionally used by the Howard Astronomical League for impromptu members-only events. In Howard county.
31NW Little Bennett Regional Park
 
Maryland   A campground near Clarksburg
32S Nanjemoy Creek Observatory
 
Maryland   An observatory of the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society.
33N Mount Airy Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory of a member of the Howard Astronomical League.
33NW Leesburg
 
Virginia  
35NE Baltimore
 
Maryland   Home of the Baltimore Astronomical Society.
35W Grenville Base Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory in the Bull Run Mountains.
37S King George Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory in King George.
37SW Stafford
 
Virginia  
37W Hopewell Observatory
 
Virginia   In the Bull Run Mountains.
38W CHR
 
Virginia   A private observing site of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Near Middleburg.
39W NOVAC Turner Mountain
 
Virginia   An observing site of Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. On private land.
40N Willow Oak Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory somewhere around Gamber.
40NW Brooke Stream Manor Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
41N Walgrove Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory in Reisterstown.
41N Reisterstown
 
Maryland   Home to the Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area.
41SW C.M. Crockett Park
 
Virginia   A county park and recreation facility used as an observing site by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. In Midland.
43N Marstown Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory near New Windsor.
43SW Stargazer's Field Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
44NE Martin State Airport
 
Maryland   airport.
45NW Murphicus Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory in Western Loudoun County.
46NE Dulaney Springs Park
 
Maryland   An observing site of the Baltimore County Casual Astronomers. Near Hampton.
47NW Digital Monastery Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory near Frederick.
47W Savage
 
Virginia   A private site used by members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Near Round Hill.
47W Mountain View Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory near Warrenton.
48NW Middletown
 
Maryland   In Frederick county.
48NW Moonridge Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near Harpers Ferry.
50SE Solomons Island
 
Maryland  
51W Sky Meadows State Park
 
Virginia   A park near Paris. Used by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
52N Bear Branch Nature Center
 
Maryland   A nature center and planetarium. Home to the Westminster Astronomical Society.
53E TBM Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory.
53SE Golden Mean Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory.
53SW Summit Crossing Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Spotsylvania.
53SW Mark Slade Remote Observatory
 
Virginia   AKA MSRO. Observatory of the Rappahanock Astronomy Club.
55N Prettyboy Reservoir
 
Maryland   A reservior surrounded by parkland.
55NW Greenbrier State Park
 
Maryland   State Park near Boonsboro.
56NW Shepherd University Observatory
 
West Virginia   Observatory of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown.
56SE Tall Timbers
 
Maryland   A town in St. Mary's county.
56SW Lake of the Woods Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory (MPC I24) in Lake of the Woods.
58NW Beaver Creek Observatory
 
Maryland   An observatory of the Tri-State Astronomers.
59E Tuckahoe State Park
 
Maryland   A site of the Delmarva Stargazers
59NE Echo Hill Outdoor School
 
Maryland   A school near Worton.
59NW Catoctin Mountain Park
 
Maryland   Park, east of Hagerstown.
59W Over The Hill Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Flint Hill.
61NE Harford Community College Observatory
 
Maryland   Observatory of Harford Community College. Also used by the Harford County Astronomical Society. Near Bel Air.
61SW PostOak
 
Virginia  
62NE Sola Virtus Observatory
 
Maryland   A private observatory somewhere around White Hall.
65NE Kennard Dale High School
 
Pennsylvania   A High school in Fawn Grove.
65NE Fishing Battery Island
 
Maryland   Used by some members of the Howard Astronomical League. Near Havre de Grace.
66N YCAS Stewartstown Observing Site
 
Pennsylvania   An observing site of the York County Astronomical Society. In Hopewell Township, near Stewartstown.
66NW Falling Waters
 
West Virginia  
67N Gettysburg College Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   Observatory on the campus of Gettsyburg College.
67SW Belmont Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory. Affiliated with the Rappahannock Astronomy Club.
68SE Point Lookout State Park
 
Maryland   State park where Chesapeak Bay and the Potomac join.
68SW Morning Calm Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
68W Lord Fairfax Community College
 
Virginia   Community college near Middletown. Also the meeting place of the Shenandoah Astronomical Society (SAS).
68W Flint Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Winchester.
69N Codorus Creek Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   Private observator near Spring Grove
69NE Broad Creek
 
Maryland   A Memorial Scout Reservation used, with permission, as a dark-sky site by the Harford County Astronomical Society.
69NW Tomstown
 
Pennsylvania  
69SE Elliott Island road
 
Maryland   Centered on the parking lot of a boat launch on Elliot Island road.
71N SkyshedPodPA POD Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory used by SkyshedPODPA.
73NW C&O Canal National Historical Park
 
Maryland   AKA Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Near Clear Spring, between Hancock and Hagerstown.
74S Millers Tavern
 
Virginia   Along Rt 360 west between Tappahannock and Aylett.
75NW Lake Holiday Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
76NE Elk Forest
 
Maryland   A wildlife managment area used by the Delmarva Stargazers
76NE Blackbird State Forest
 
Delaware   A state park at the border of New Castle and Kent Counties.
76NW Morgan County Observatory
 
West Virginia   Observatory of the Morgan County Observatory Foundation. Near Berkeley Springs.
77NE Muddy Run Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   Observatory operated by the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society in coordination with the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County. In Muddy Run Park.
77W Shenandoah County Park
 
Virginia   A park in Shenandoah County. Used by the Shenandoah Astronomical Society and site of monthly observing sessions
77W Frog Hollow Farm
 
Virginia   a private observatory in Fort Valley
78W East Coast Video Astronomy Rendezvous
 
Virginia   The ECVAR star party held at The Country Waye RV Campgrounds in Luray.
79N York County Star Party
 
Pennsylvania   Site of the York County Star Party, used previously for the Mason Dixon Star Party, located at Shreveport North Airport, Wellsville, PA.
80E Killen's Pond State Park
 
Delaware   A state park near Harrington.
80N YCAS Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   observatory and home of the York County Astronomical Society. At John C. Rudy County Park.
80N Piney Mountain
 
Pennsylvania   A spot near the summit of Piney Mountain, used by the Chesmont Astronomical Society and called DS-3.
80NW Chambersburg
 
Pennsylvania  
80S Bell Isle State Park
 
Virginia   State park.
80SE River House Observatory
 
Virginia   Near Burgess.
80SE Ophelia Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory
80W Capon Springs and Farms
 
West Virginia   A rural resort used by the Shenandoah Astronomical Society.
81NE Stella Nova Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   Near Conestoga.
81SW Hidden Creek Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
81W Big Meadows
 
Virginia   A site in Shenandoah National Park used by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
82E Dover
 
Delaware   A town in Kent county.
82NE Summit Observatory
 
Delaware   A private observatory.
82S Keeble Observatory
 
Virginia   Observatory of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.
83SW Montpelier Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Montpelier.
84NE Starlight Observatory
 
Delaware   A private observatory somewhere around Glasgow.
85SE Salisbury
 
Maryland  
85W Clegg Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Woodstock.
86NE Wayside Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory. Chart also covers the towns of New London, Avondale, West Grove and Oxford.
86NE Snobie Observatory
 
Delaware   A private observatory in Bear, DE.
86SW Hay House Farm Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory somewhere around Louisa, VA.
87E Trap Pond State Park
 
Delaware   state park near Laurel.
87N Edward L. Naylor Astronomical Center & Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A group of observatories of the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg, PA.. Near Lewisberry.
87N Cruz Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory.
88N Shelly Island Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory near Goldsboro.
88NE Grundy Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   Observatory of Franklin and Marshall College which is also the meeting place of the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County.
91N Michael L. Britton Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   An observatory of Dickinson College in Carlisle. Used by the Dickinson College Astronomy Club.
92E Milton
 
Delaware   Home of the Sussex County Astronomy Society in Sussex county.
92NE Manheim Township Planetarium
 
Pennsylvania   Planetarium of Manheim Township Middle School . In Lancaster
92W Jerome
 
Virginia  
93S Fenwick Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory in Henrico County.
94NE Sterner Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory near Lititz.
95S Richmond
 
Virginia   "Home of the Science Museum of Virginia and the Richmond Astronomical Society
95SW Blue Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   On Flattop Mountain near Dyke.
96N Harrisburg
 
Pennsylvania   Home of the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg.
96NE Lititz
 
Pennsylvania   Meeting place of the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC).
96SW Leakes Mill Park
 
Virginia   Park in Goochland.
96W Morning Star Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory.
97N Sanctuary Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory in Manheim.
98NE Welsh Mountain Community Center
 
Pennsylvania   Near a dark-sky observing site used by the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County.
98NE Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory
 
Delaware   AKA MCAO. Observatory of the Delaware Astromical Society
98S Schumann Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory in Middlesex County. Also used by the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy / Stargazers.
98SW Lake Monticello
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society.
99NE Wilmington
 
Delaware   Home of the Delaware Astronomical Society.
99NE Coatesville
 
Pennsylvania   Home to some members of the the DVAA.
99SW Charlottesville
 
Virginia   Home of the University of Virginia's Leander McCormick Observatory and close to Fan Mountain Observatory.
100S Skywatchers Dark Sky Site
 
Virginia   An observing site of the Skywatchers Astronomy Club. Between Williamsburg and Richmond.
100S Ragland Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the Richmond Astronomical Society.
101N Tuscarora Shale Pit
 
Pennsylvania   In Tuscarora State Forest.(Phone Forest District Office #3, Blain PA, one working day in advance to have the gate on Upper Buck Ridge Rd left unlocked.)
101SW Leander McCormick Observatory
 
Virginia   An Observatory of the University of Virginia.
101W Hidden Bend Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near Romney.
102E Rehoboth Beach
 
Delaware  
103S York River State Park
 
Virginia   A State park used as a dark sky site by the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy/Stargazers.
103W Mountain Meadows Observatory
 
West Virginia   Private Observatory near Lost River State Park.
104NE Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
 
Pennsylvania   Wildlife managment area and observing site of the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County .
104NW Rocky Gap State Park
 
Maryland   State park near Cumberland.
105NW Persephone Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory near Three Springs.
105S Ware Academy
 
Virginia   An independant elementary school in Gloucester, VA. Ask permission before observing on site.
105S Charles City observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
105SE Cashville
 
Virginia  
105SW Dogwood Ridge Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Kidds Store.
105W Harrisonburg
 
Virginia   Home of the Shenanandoah Valley Stargazers and the John C. Wells Planetarium of James Madison University.
106NE West Chester
 
Pennsylvania   Home of WCU Observatory and meeting place of the Chester County Astronomical Society.
106S Mobjack Bay
 
Virginia   A bay in Blackwater Creek.
107SE NASA Wallops Visitor Center
 
Virginia   Visitor center and site of public observing nights.
107SW Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
 
Virginia   Used as a dark sky site by the Richmond Astronomical Society. Near Powhatan.
108NW Rainsburg Mountain
 
Pennsylvania  
109N Little Buffalo State Park
 
Pennsylvania   State park near Newport.
109NE Cadmus Homestead Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory near Robesonia.
110E Holly Dome Observatory
 
New Jersey   A private observatory near Millville.
110NE French Creek State Gamelands
 
Pennsylvania   A site used by the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers.
110NE Eagle Eye Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory.
110NW Black Bear Hollow Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory.
111E Ocean City
 
Maryland  
111NE Widener University
 
Pennsylvania   University in Chester.
112NE WWYS Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   Aka Watch Where You Step Observatory. A private observatory.
112S Land's End
 
Virginia   Observing site of the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. Near Glouster.
112S Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers Field
 
Virginia   Private field of an aircraft modeling club.
113N Weiser State Forest
 
Pennsylvania   This chart is centered on a gated site, not accessible to the public, that is used by the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg,PA under a special activites agreement. Near Elizabethville.
113NE Ash Observatory
 
New Jersey   A private observatory.
113S Thomas Harriot Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the College of William & Mary.
113S Sandy Point Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
113W George Washington National Forest Helicopter Landing Site
 
Virginia   An site in the George Washington National Forest. Used by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Near Fulkes Gap.
113W Bones' Landing Observatory
 
West Virginia   A private observatory near Martin.
114SW Fan Mountain Observatory
 
Virginia   An observatory of the University of Virginia.
115NE Carpenter Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   An observatory of the Berks County Amateur Astronomical Society. Near Reading.
115NW Frostburg
 
Maryland   "Home of the the Cumberland Astronomy Club and Frostburg State University's planetarium.
115S Attic Bluffs Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory.
115SE Willis Wharf
 
Virginia  
115W Pinetop Observatory
 
Virginia   A private observatory near Mount Sidney.
116NE StarEffects Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory near Bernville.
116NE Rowan Astronomical Observatory
 
New Jersey   Observatory of Rowan University in Glassboro.
116NE Dark Horse Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory near Phoenixville.
116SW Waynesboro
 
Virginia   Home to some members of the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers.
117NE Sewell
 
New Jersey   Home of the Rowan College at Gloucester County Stargazers
117NE Chestnut Branch Park
 
New Jersey  
118NE Triplet Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   A private observatory.
119E Belleplain State Forest
 
New Jersey   Site of the South Jersey Star Party by the South Jersey Astronomy Club
119NE Bradstreet Observatory
 
Pennsylvania   Observatory of Eastern University with public observing. In St. Davids.
119S New Moon Telescopes Observatory
 
Virginia   A commercial telescope maker's observatory.


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