Public Nights

Macalester observatoryREVISED SCHEDULE--Public nights spring semester 2015 will be held on the following dates at the times indicated:

Monday, 26 Jan., 7:30-10:30 PM
Tuesday, 3 Feb., 7:30-10:30 PM
Sunday, 8 Feb., 7:30-10:30 PM
Tuesday, 17 Feb., 7:30-10:30 PM
Sunday, 22 Feb., 7:30-10:30 PM
Tuesday, 3 Mar., 7:30-10:30 PM
Sunday, 8 Mar., 7:30-10:30 PM
Sunday, 22 Mar., 8:30-10:30 PM
Tuesday, 31 Mar., 8:30-10:30 PM
Sunday, 5 Apr., 8:30-10:30 PM
Thursday, 16 Apr., 8:30-10:30 PM (note change in day to Thursday)
Sunday, 19 Apr., 8:30-10:30 PM
Tuesday, 28 Apr., 8:30-10:30 PM
Sunday, 3 May, 8:30-10:30 PM

Please note that the public night observing session may be canceled on any given week due to cloudy skies or other inclement weather.

Public Nights is an ongoing event which allows the entire Macalester community to take advantage of the college's science-grade observatory.

St. Paul Clear Sky Clock
See for predictions regarding sky conditions at the observatory up to about 36 hours in advance.

Observatory Tours/Observing sessions for private groups

It may be possible to schedule a private tour or observing session for a small group when our schedule permits. Please contact Brian Adams at 651-696-6456 for more information.