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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 2016

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

Kirkwood Observatory Solar Lab Schedule 2016

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