Public Nights

Macalester observatoryPublic nights spring semester 2014 will be held from 8:00-11:00 PM on the following dates:

Thursday, February 13
Thursday, February 27
Thursday, March 13
Thursday, March 27
Thursday, April 10
Thursday, April 24

Please note that the public night observing session may be canceled on any given week due to cloudy skies or other inclement weather. You may call 612-414-9065 on Thursdays after 4 p.m. to find out whether or not the session will be held that evening.

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.