Summer 2022 Public Telescope Nights

By College of Arts and Sciences

Friday, June 3, 2022 9pm to 11pm

+ 3 dates

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 9pm to 11pm
  • Friday, July 1, 2022 9pm to 11pm
  • Saturday, July 2, 2022 9pm to 11pm

The Ridges

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The Ohio University Observatory hosts Summer 2022 Public Telescope Nights set for the following dates:

  • May 15 — 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Special day/time for observing total lunar eclipse)
  • June 3 and 4 — 9 to 11 p.m.
  • July 1 and 2 — 9 to 11 p.m.

 

Public Telescope Night is hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students.

 

These events 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.

 

Public Telescope Nights are held at the Ohio University Observatory, located at The Ridges on the Athens campus.

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

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

 

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.

 

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

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