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Public Telescope Nights at Ohio University Observatory

Parking is available in university lots 202, 200, and 201, shown on this map segment of The Ridges

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

Telescope Nights are hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. Visitors may see Lunar craters, Saturn's rings, Jupiter, Mars, star clusters, or distant galaxies, depending on the time of year and sky conditions.

Telescope Nights are held at the Ohio University Observatory located at The Ridges on the Athens campus. Telescope nights are free and open to the public.

Where Is the Observatory and Where Should I Park?

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.

Limited parking for persons with a disability is available at the observatory dome.

Upcoming Telescope Nights

Note various DROP-IN times depending on the month. A telescope night will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy.

Drop-In Hours

Spring 2019

Jan. 20, 2019, 10:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. (This is a special viewing event for the lunar eclipse.)

Feb. 8, 2019, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Feb. 9, 2019, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

March 22, 2019, 9 - 11 p.m.

March 23, 2019, 9 - 11 p.m.

April 5, 2019, 9 - 11 p.m.

April 6, 2019, 9 - 11 p.m.

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

Recent Events at the Observatory

Public Telescope Night is March 22, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 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, […]

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Public Telescope Night is March 23, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 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, […]

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Public Telescope Night is April 5, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 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, […]

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Public Telescope Night is April 6, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 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, […]

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Public Telescope Night is Feb. 8, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9 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, […]

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Public Telescope Night is Feb. 9, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 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, […]

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Public Telescope Nighta special viewing event for the lunar eclipseis Jan 20, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the […]

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