OHIO Observatory Public Viewing Night

Summer 2022 Public Telescope Nights are scheduled for the following dates:

  • June 3 and 4 — 9 to 11 p.m.
  • July 1 and 2 — 9 to 11 p.m.

Public Telescope Night is hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students.

These events will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the public.

Visitors may see lunar craters, Saturn’s rings, Jupiter, Mars, star clusters, or distant galaxies, depending on the time of year and sky conditions.

Public Telescope Nights are held at the Ohio University Observatory, located at The Ridges on the Athens campus.

Parking is available in university lots 202, 200 and 201, which are open to visitors on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. A permit is required from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The lots are open to public all other times, unless reserved for a special event.

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Jun 03 2022


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

WXTQ Power 105.5 FM

970 & 97.1 FM WATH

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