Public Viewing

The observatory welcomes public interest and highly promotes the field of astronomy to those who are interested. Our public viewing program runs all year round and is popular with the local and visiting communities. On public viewing nights, visitors are able to observe selected celestial objects in the presence of friendly staff, in addition to engaging in various on-hand presentations. The observatory is open regardless of weather conditions, even though viewing through the telescope is limited to clear skies. If it’s cloudy, drop in for a slide show and a tour featuring both of our telescopes.

Observing Hours

The observatory is open for public (in-person) viewing on Wednesday nights at the following times:

October – March 19:30 – 21:30 EST
April – September 21:00 – 23:00 EDT