The Modine-Benstead Observatory is a Racine County hidden gem! View the heavens through telescopes maintained by the Racine Astronomical Society. Depending on what is up each night, we will view the moon, planets, and many deep sky objects. Public night open house events are held monthly from April through October and there is no charge for admission or parking. As a non-profit organization that is volunteer run, we encourage a small donation during your visit to help us defray the yearly costs of observatory maintenance and care.