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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 2015

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

Kirkwood Observatory Solar Lab Schedule 2015

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