Public Sessions at the Observatory

Upcoming dates: Wednesday, November 11 and 18.

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Public Observing Sessions

  • Wednesday, September 16, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 23, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 7, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 14, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 21, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 28, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 4, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 9:00-10:30 p.m.


Special Notes:

  • Observing sessions require suitable sky conditions. To learn the status of any event, call the observatory hotline at 313-583-6566 beginning one hour prior to the scheduled start time. Inclement weather or other unforeseen adverse circumstances may cause the cancellation of a scheduled event.
  • Observing sessions are primarily held outdoors. Please dress appropriately for personal comfort during your visit.
  • Several University telescopes will be available, but personal equipment is permitted if desired.
  • The Observatory is located on the 3rd floor of the Science Learning and Research Center (SLRC) on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. For driving directions and maps of the campus please visit
  • For further information about the observatory, visit our website at or e-mail us at  Additional information is also available by calling the Department of Natural Sciences at 313-593-5277 (during normal business hours).
  • All events are free and open to the public.