Observatory Open House

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-hand to operate the telescopes and guide visitors as they view objects in the night sky. Our Open Houses are free and open to everyone!

Observatory Open Houses are offered once a month during each semester. They begin in the planetarium with a brief virtual preview of the night sky. Visitors are then escorted to the 4th floor observatory, where they will participate in observations of the night sky.

Attendees observe through telescopes on the observing deck, so be sure to dress for the weather! Weather calls are posted by 2:00 pm.


January 20 (Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Event), 9:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.  - Canceled due to clouds and low temperatures.

February 11 (back-up date is February 12), 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Canceled due to clouds.

March 13 (back-up date is March 14), 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Tonight's open house is a GO!

April 11 (back-up date April 12), 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

April 26 (Citywide Star Party), 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

April 28 (Solar Observing for Family Science Sunday), 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.