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Kirkwood Observatory Is Open Again!

Kirkwood Observatory will be open on Wednesday evenings, weather permitting, through Wednesday, Nov. 17. Times change with sunset so check below for times on a specific date. Note that masks are required in Kirkwood Observatory.

Kirkwood Observatory is not handicapped-accessible due to stairs to access the lobby, the observing floor, and the solar telescope. Viewing objects through the telescope also often requires the use of steps or ladders. We hope to provide a virtual tour soon to offer online access to the Observatory.

For updated weather conditions and closings, please check the @iuastro twitter feed.

Fall 2021 Kirkwood Observatory Open Night Schedule

Date Time Date Time
Aug. 4 10:00-11:00pm Aug. 11 10:00-11:00pm
Aug. 18 10:00-11:00pm Aug. 25 9:30-10:30pm
Sept. 1 9:30-10:30pm Sept. 8 9:00-10:00pm
Sept. 15 9:00-10:00pm Sept. 22 8:30-10:00pm
Sept. 29 8:30-10:00
Oct. 6 8:30-10:00pm Oct. 13 8:30-10:00pm
Oct. 20 8:00-9:30pm Oct. 27 8:00-9:30pm
Nov. 3 7:30-9:00pm Nov. 10 6:30-8:00pm
Nov. 17 6:30-8:00pm

Fall 2021 Kirkwood Observatory Solar Viewing Schedule

Hosted by the IU Astronomy Club

Date Time
Aug. 7 1:00-3:00pm
Sept. 4 1:00-3:00pm
Oct. 2 1:00-3:00pm
Nov. 6 1:00-3:00pm
Dec. 4 1:00-3:00pm

Predicted Sky Conditions for Tonight and Tomorrow

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


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