The Observatory at Butterfield RV Resort features a Meade LX-200 GPS 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. This university quality installation is housed in a 15’ diameter electrically operated dome.

To attend one of our free nightly stars shows, simply sign up at the front office. Seating is limited to 18 people, so if you cannot attend, please advise the office so that others may have your seat. Shows may be cancelled at any time due to weather conditions.

Our resident astronomers will entertain you with a fun and interesting experience, passing on a bit of knowledge laced with humor, culminating in a viewing experience of a lifetime. This is an experience not to be missed!

Benson AZ Observatory