Observatory Open House

  • A crowd gathers on the observation deck to look through telescopes.

Observatory Open House

Observatory Open House

Observe the evening sky through telescopes during our Observatory Open House nights! Astronomy faculty and club members are on-site to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky.

Visitors are encouraged to come and go as they please during an Open House. Get a preview of what's in the sky with a brief sky tour in the Planetarium throughout the night. Telescopes are set up on the 4th-floor observation deck. The entire facility is wheelchair accessible.

Observatory Open Houses are offered monthly each semester, weather permitting. The observatory cannot open in the event of clouds, rain, or strong winds. Weather calls are posted by 2:00 p.m.

Observatory Open Houses are open to everyone with a suggested donation of $5/person. Donations are not required for entry.

Registration is optional but encouraged. 


February 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m. - CANCELED due to clouds.

March 18, 8:30 - 10 p.m. - Tonight's open house is a GO!

April 15, 8:30 -10 p.m. - Tonight's open house is a GO!

May 15, 8:30 - 10 p.m. - CANCELED due to clouds.