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 2017 will take place on the following days, sky conditions permitting:

  • April 7: Statewide Astronomy Night, 7:00-11:00 pm with special activities.
  • April 8: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • May 5, 6: 9:30-11:00 p.m. (Due to maintenance the main 24" telescope will not be available, other telescopes will be in use.)
  • June 2, 3: 9:30-11:00 p.m. (Due to maintenance the main 24" telescope will not be available, other telescopes will be in use.)
  • June 30, July 1: 9:30-11:00 p.m.
  • July 28, 29: 9:30-11:00 p.m.
  • August 25, 26: 9:30-11:00 p.m.
  • September 29, 30: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • October 27: 9:00-11:00 p.m.
  • October 28: 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: