Gazing at the night sky can provide us a sense of wonder. Each season there are astronomical events that can be viewed in Cuyahoga Valley if conditions allow. On clear crisp evenings, it is possible to see faint six magnitude objects with a pair of binoculars, and ninth magnitude ringed nebula with a small telescope. Head out to one of the following locations and see what celestial adventures await you.
Take a ¼-mile stroll to the Beaver Marsh from Ira Trailhead, one of the best locations for watching Mercury and other setting bright celestial objects. This is also a good place for observing lunar eclipses where it is possible to see the unfolding event as a reflection on the marshland waters.
Northern and Eastern Views
The Pine Hollow parking area located on Quick Road has expansive views to the north. This is the best location for observing the Aurora Borealis.
Find celestial events via NASA's Night Sky Planner.
Last updated: January 11, 2022