Weather permitting, meet the friendly SOUTHERN CROSS ASTROS, 8-10 pm every Saturday evening all year at the FREE popular, outdoor SCAS Observatory in Miami-Dade's Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center, SW 176th Street / SW 79th Ave., 1/2 mile west of Old Cutler Road. Under the darkest skies nearest to downtown, you might see a satellite a sudden brilliant meteor or the Int'l Space Station in addition to the seasonal planets, the magical Moon and dazzling constellations. Enjoy the beauty overhead in SCAS state-of-the-art hi-tech equipment, including the largest telescope in Miami-Dade County for public use.
Check the weather before you leave home as June through October is thunderstorm season in Florida! Bring your family, friends, house guests, snacks, lawn chairs and bug cream (chemical aerosals remove the coating on the expensive telescope mirrors). Director Barb Yager advises you to wear jeans, sport shoes, and bring a long-sleeved top to our educational evening under the stars....it's the best deal in town! Bring your telescope! If it needs help, our SCAS Techs will come to your rescue.
NO LIGHTS, litter, alcohol or pets allowed in the Nature Preserve.Please turn off car lights when entering the park. The SCAS telescope deck is accessible to the disabled with convenient parking.
Groups of 20+, please make your reservations on the SCAS Hotline at 305-661-1375 so we know you are coming.
Check the SCAS Stargazer in Sunday's Miami Herald Tropical Life - Section M, our community service for more than 23 years.