Gustav Bakos Observatory Tour

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Student looking through telescope
Escape the mid-winter blahs and visit the Observatory during the February public tour!

  • Presentation at 6:30 PM in PHY 313 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 7:00 PM (access from 3rd floor of PHY)

The Observatory is open for public tours, usually on the first Wednesday of each month, offering a chance to look through the university's telescope. This will be preceded by a short talk on astronomy (around 30 minutes) plus an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a tour of the dome. In the event of bad weather, the observing will not be possible, but the talk and tour of facilities will go ahead. [No optical telescope on Earth can see through cloud - if it's too cloudy to see stars with the unaided eye (or the Sun earlier in the day), then we won't be able to see stars through the telescope.]

Will it be clear tonight? Astronomical forecast