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O’Connell Conference Center

Conference Center with Bee

Re-Opening in Spring 2023, the O’Connell Conference Center is going through additional renovations to create a formal meeting space as well as a classroom lab. For rental information please email or call the Visitor Center at 828-470-7584.

Conference Space

  • Formal Board Table that seats 12
  • Projector and Screen (bring your own laptop)
  • Wireless Internet Connection
  • Bathroom Facilities
  • Small Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, sink, and countertop space


  • Lab tables and chairs to accommodate approximately 20
  • Perfect for field trips and birthday parties

Contact Us!

Call 828-470-7584

Email with Observatory questions:

Email with Planetarium questions:

Physical Address:
66 Energy Exchange Dr. Burnsville, NC.

Mailing address:
PO Box 547 Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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