Gustav Bakos Observatory Tour

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Student looking through a telescope.
Celebrate the start of spring with a visit to the observatory during April's public tour!

  • Presentation at 8:00 PM in PHY 313 (note the special room)
  • Telescope viewing at 8:30 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