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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 check the @iuastro twitter feed.

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 astoutre [at]

Complete Kirkwood Observatory Open House Schedule 2017

Date Time Date Time
March 22 9:00-11:00pm March 29 9:30-11:30pm
April 5 9:30-11:30pm April 12 9:30-11:30pm
April 19 10:00-11:30pm April 26 10:00-11:30pm
May 3 10:00-11:30pm May 10 10:00-11:30pm
May 17 10:30-11:30pm May 24 10:30-11:30pm
May 31 10:30-11:30pm June 7 10:30-11:30pm
June 14 10:30-11:30pm June 21 10:30-11:30pm
June 28 10:30-11:30pm    
July 5 10:30-11:30pm July 12 10:30-11:30pm
July 19 10:30-11:30pm July 26 10:00-11:30pm
August 2 10:00-11:30pm August 9 10:00-11:30pm
August 16 10:00-11:30pm August 23 9:30-11:30pm
August 30 9:30-11:30pm    
September 6 9:30-11:30pm September 13 9:00-11:00pm
September 20 9:00-11:00pm September 27 8:30-10:30pm
October 4 8:30-10:30pm October 11 8:30-10:30pm
October 18 8:00-10:00pm October 25 8:00-10:00pm
November 1 8:00-10:00pm November 8 9:00-10:30pm
November 15 6:30-8:30pm

Kirkwood Observatory Solar Lab Schedule 2017

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