Public Night at the Observatory
Public nights allow visitors to experience the wonder of the night sky using the Observatory's telescopes with the help of our staff of astronomers. Learn about the Moon, the planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies and see them yourself through our telescopes.
- Observing sessions require suitable sky conditions. To learn the status of any event, check the Observatory's home page one hour before the event's scheduled start time. Inclement weather or other unforeseen adverse circumstances may cause the cancellation of a scheduled event.
- All sessions are free and open to the public. These events are family friendly, but best suited to children over the age of 4.
- Observing sessions are primarily held outdoors. Please dress appropriately for personal comfort during your visit.
- The Observatory is located on the main campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in the Science Learning and Research Center (SLRC). Park in the parking lot behind the SLRC (Parking Lot A) and enter the building through the west door. Take the elevator to the third floor, and turn left to go through the double doors to the observing deck.