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.

With sincere regrets, all Butterfield Resort Observatory Shows will be cancelled starting March 14th until further notice, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The office building will remain open for “official business”. We are closing all of our public rooms from any and all social gatherings. Of course, the reason is attributed to the Coronavirus illness now encompassing the world.

To attend one of our free nightly star shows, simply sign up in 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.

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