During the day, look safely at the sun with a solar telescope, viewing sunspots and prominences on the surface. Take a basement-to-dome tour of the observatory, including a re-creation of observatory director H.R. Kingston’s office, as well as a 1960s-era control room and exhibit on the life of astronomical model-maker extraordinaire W.G. Colgrove. Public stargazing available, starting 7 p.m.
- Partial wheelchair access
- Guided tours available
Contact info1151 Richmond Street (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
ArchitectureYear built: 1940
Architect: O. Roy Moore
Dates/hours openSaturday September 15, 2018
Saturday only: 2 to 10 p.m.; solar observing until 4 p.m.; stargazing starts at 7 p.m.