Public Observing Nights.

Approximately one Friday and Saturday evening per warmer month the MSU Observatory will open its doors for public observing. The MSU 0.6 meter (24 inch) telescope will be setup for viewing on selected astronomical objects. Also, smaller telescopes are set up in the observatory parking lot, with both local area and MSU astronomers on hand to answer questions.

 

Public observing nights in 2020 will take place on the following days, sky conditions permitting:

  • April 11: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • April 17: Statewide Astronomy Night, 7:00-11:00 p.m. with special activities.
  • April 18: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • May 29, 30: 9:30-11:30 p.m.
  • June 26, 27: 9:30-11:30 p.m.
  • July 24, 25: 9:30-11:30 p.m.
  • August 28, 29: 9:30-11:30 p.m.
  • September 25: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • September 26: International Observe the Moon Night, 7:00-11:00 p.m. with special activities.
  • October 23, 24: 9:00-11:00 p.m.

The MSU Observatory is located at the corner of Forest and College Roads: