About this Event
Ohio University Observatory, 174 Water Tower Dr, Athens, OH 45701
Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, June 16-17April 21-22
Public Telescope Night is hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is 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.
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.