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 2018 will take place on the following days, sky conditions permitting:

  • April 20: Statewide Astronomy Night, 7:00-11:00 pm with special activities.
  • April 21: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 19: 9:30-11:00 p.m.
  • June 15, 16: 9:30-11:00 p.m.
  • July 20, 21: 9:30-11:00 p.m.
  • August 17, 18: 9:30-11:00 p.m.
  • September 14, 15: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • October 19: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • October 20: International Observe the Moon Night, 7:00-11:00 p.m. with special activities.

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