Squirrel Valley Observatory is a privately owned astronomical observatory located in the foothills of western North Carolina. Major construction was completed in the summer of 2015 with equipment upgrades continuing to be be made for astrometric research and astrophotography. The IAU Minor Planet Center has assigned the observatory code, W34, to Squirrel Valley Observatory for it’s endeavors in the tracking and detection of minor planets, including hazardous asteroids and other Near Earth Objects.
SVO Columbus, NC
Lat: 35°13' N Long: 82°09' W
ISS HD Live Stream from orbit.
Due to the small size of the facility and nature of the work, the observatory does not offer public tours on a regular basis. Private tours may be scheduled by appointment as the work schedule allows. Please contact us for additional information here.