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May 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, June 14

Observatory architect's illustration

Public Telescope Night is June 14, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. All events are scheduled for 9:30 to 11 p.m. and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the public.

Visitors may see Lunar craters, Saturn’s rings, Jupiter, Mars, star clusters, or distant galaxies, depending on the time of year and sky conditions.

Public Telescope Nights are held at the Ohio University Observatory, located at The Ridges on the Athens campus.

Parking is available in university lots 202, 200, and 201, which are open to visitors after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. These lots are located near The Ridges Auditorium.

Parking is available in university lots 202, 200, and 201, which are open to visitors after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. These lots are located near The Ridges Auditorium.

Where is the Observatory and Parking?

Parking is available in university lots 202, 200, and 201, which are open to visitors after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. A permit is required 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The lots are open to public all other times, unless reserved for a special event. These lots are located near The Ridges Auditorium. Follow the stairs up the hill to Konneker Labs, proceed through the Konneker lot, and walk up Water Tower Drive to reach the Observatory at the summit.

Upcoming Telescope Nights

  • Friday, June 2
  • Saturday June 3
  • Wednesday June 14
  • Friday June 30
  • Saturday July 1
  • Friday July 14
  • Saturday July 15
  • Friday July 28
  • Saturday July 29

For more information, please contact the Physics & Astronomy Department at mailto:physics@ohio.edu.

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