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Kirkwood Observatory Schedule

Next Scheduled Kirkwood Observatory Open House:

Open houses may be cancelled on short-notice due to unfavorable weather conditions. No reservations are required. Due to Daylight Savings Time in Indiana, the sky is not dark enough for observing with the telescope until late in the evening.  We have scheduled the Open Night hours as early as we can and still have the sky dark enough to view with the Kirkwood telescope.

For updated weather conditions and closings, please call the Kirkwood Observatory Hotline at (812) 855-7736.

Predicted Sky Conditions for Tonight and Tomorrow

NOTE: Blue squares on the "Cloud Cover" row indicate clear skies.


Group showings are available by contacting the Astronomy Department at (812) 855-6911, or by sending email to outreach [at]

Complete Kirkwood Observatory Open House Schedule 2014

Date Time Date Time
March 26 9:00-11:00pm
April 2 9:00-11:00pm April 9 9:30-11:30pm
April 16 9:30-11:30pm April 23 9:30-11:30pm
April 30 10:00-11:30pm
May 7 10:00-11:30pm May 14 10:00-11:30pm
May 21 10:00-11:30pm May 28 10:00-11:30pm
June 4 10:30-11:30pm June 11 10:30-11:30pm
June 18 10:30-11:30pm June 25 10:30-11:30pm
July 2 10:30-11:30pm July 9 10:30-11:30pm
July 16 10:30-11:30pm July 23 10:00-11:30pm
July 30 10:00-11:30pm
August 6 10:00-11:30pm August 13 9:30-11:30pm
August 20 9:30-11:30pm August 27 9:30-11:30pm
September 3 9:00-11:00pm September 10 9:00-11:00pm
September 17 9:00-11:00pm September 24 8:30-10:30pm
October 1 8:30-10:30pm October 8 8:00-10:00pm
October 15 8:00-10:00pm October 22 8:00-10:00pm
October 29 7:30-9:30pm
November 5 6:30-8:30pm November 12 6:30-8:30pm
November 19 6:30-8:30pm

Kirkwood Observatory Solar Lab Schedule 2014

Date Time
March 1 1:00-3:00pm
April 5 1:00-3:00pm
May 3 1:00-3:00pm
June 7 1:00-3:00pm
July 5 1:00-3:00pm
August 2 1:00-3:00pm
September 6 1:00-3:00pm
October 4 1:00-3:00pm
November 1 1:00-3:00pm