Observatory Open House

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

Observatory Open House

Observatory Open House

NOTE: All in-person events, public shows, observatory open houses, and field trips scheduled to occur at the Edelman Planetarium will be canceled until further notice to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Observe the evening sky through telescopes virtually during our Observatory Open House nights. Astronomy faculty and club members are on-site to operate the telescopes and guide visitors to view objects in the night sky from their own homes. Join us live on YouTube, Facebook, or by registering for the ZOOM meeting.

Observatory Open Houses are offered virtually once a month during each semester, weather permitting. Watch live on Facebook or join the conversation in the ZOOM meeting. ZOOM meetings are limited to the first 300 people who register.

Weather calls are posted by 2:00 pm.


April 20 - 9:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. (back-up date  4/21) - Register for the ZOOM meeting or watch on YouTube Live. - Tonight's open house is a GO!

May 19 - 9:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. (back-up date  5/20) - Register for the ZOOM meeting or watch on YouTube Live.

June 10 - 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Partial Solar Eclipse - Watch on YouTube Live