UCA Observatory Night

Join our own Dr. Scott Austin, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics, and Director of Astronomical Facilities at UCA, for a look at the heavens (the REAL heavens)!

Between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, if the sky is mostly clear, the UCA Observatory will be open to the public for views of planets, stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the 14-inch aperture telescope. Stairs to the observatory are located in the front lobby of Lewis Science Center.

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  • Gina H.

    Had a fantastic time tonight. Thanks Dr. Austin :)

    January 15, 2014

  • Wendell B.

    Thank you so much! John and I enjoyed a lot. This is good for the young ones to get interested in learning more about the skies. We will return. He wants to see Mars!

    January 15, 2014

  • Wendell B.

    I'm planning to bring my 12 year old. Is it OK?

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a handy website where you can see if the astronomical seeing is going to be good for any particular night:


    It updates constantly so check it again before you head out.

    January 14, 2014

  • Christina L.

    question- how much of an impact will the full moon have on observing?

    January 14, 2014

    • Scott A.

      It won't be very high in the sky from 6-8, so the moon light will moderate.

      1 · January 14, 2014

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