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!

Next Open House: 20th January 2019 (Sunday) 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Dates for Spring 2019 Open Houses:

Sunday, January 20
8:30PM – 12:00AM

Wednesday, February 27 – (Best chance to see Mercury)
6:30PM – 8:30PM

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 23 – (Lyrids Meteor Shower)
7:30PM – 9:30PM

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

Stay tuned by following us on our social media platforms!

Facebook page 

Facebook group




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

If you want to view a graphic representation of the calendar, click here:

Google Calendar

If you want to download the events from the google calendar onto your own calendar, click here:

Download Calendar

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!

Click on the map to view a larger image.

To see what’s in the sky this month, click here.

To see a lunar phase calendar, click here.

To visit the observatory’s website, click here.

To visit the planetarium’s website, click here.

Also, please visit and like our public Facebook page here, and join the Facebook group here!