Open Houses

Open Houses at the observatory are the responsibility of Stargazers. We welcome anyone and everyone at these events. Hope to see you there!

Open House Cancellation: Wednesday, April 24

Due to cloud cover, this event has been cancelled.

Sunday, January 20
8:30PM – 12:00AM

Wednesday, February 27 – (Best chance to see Mercury)

Friday, March 1 – (Best chance to see Mercury)
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Wednesday, March 6th – (New Moon)
6:30PM – 8:30PM

Wednesday, March 20 – (Equinox)
7:00PM – 9:00PM

Friday, April 12 – (Half Moon)
7:30PM – 9:30PM

Tuesday, April 23 – (Lyrids Meteor Shower)

Wednesday, April 24 – (Lyrids Meteor Shower)
8:00PM – 10:00PM

Tuesday, May 7 – (Reading Day Eve)
8:00PM – 10:00PM

 Note: in the case of inclement weather, the alternative date is the following day at the same time.

The observatory is located at the University farm. To get there, take S Franklin St. until you reach LaHarpe St. Then turn right, go all the way up the hill, and cross the highway onto the gravel path. Park in the small lot to the left at the end of the driveway. You should see some red lights down another gravel path; this is where the observatory is located. Walk down this path and you’ll be there!

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