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Hastings College Clyde Sachtleben Observatory


category : Observatories
Astronomy presentations and night sky viewings every other Saturday, weather permitting.
The STARLINE provides observatory show times and dates and astronomy activities
in the area. Named in honor of Dr. Clyde Sachtleben, 40-year physics professor
at Hastings College.


Address: 3 mi. S. of Hwy 6 on Wabash Ave.
Phone: (402) 462-7378

Come visit us in Hastings, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Kool-Aid Birth Place

This building is known locally as the birthplace of Kool-Aid. More accurately, it was the home of the Perkins Products Company, the manufacturing and retail enterprise of Kool-Aid inventor Edwin E. Perkins and his family. The company was housed here from 1923 until 1931

Hastings, NE Famous Homes

Crane Meadows Observatory

Crane Meadows Nature Center is a year-round educational organization dedicated to providing an understanding of, and access to, the ecosystems of the Platte River valley. Open daily, with expanded hours during the crane season (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Hastings, NE Recreation

McCormick Hall

Hastings College opened in September 1882. In April 1883, ground was broken for McCormick Hall, the first building erected on the campus. It was named for reaper inventor, Cyrus McCormick, who made the initial contribution for the building'

Hastings, NE National Register

Sandhill Crane Migration

Fossil records reveal the sandhill cranes have been visiting this region for more than nine million years. For five weeks each spring, visitors to the Platte River valley in south-central Nebraska can enjoy the symphony of sounds and dancing rituals of 90 percent of the world'

Hastings, NE Recreation


Things to do Observatories near Hastings, NE