On or Not?


Astronomical observations are subject to weather.If it is cloudy there is usually no point in trying to see anything in the sky.On days when an observation session is scheduled at the observatory, this page will contain information on weather (sic) or not we are going.The final call will usually be made sometime in the afternoon of the observation sessionís day, so check back here then.

Weather forecasts can be obtained, for example, from the National Weather Service.


Lunar Eclipse Viewing scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:00am. Forecast for tomorrow morning looks good. Eclipse begins around the time we get there and totality, around 5:50am, should occur before the Moon sets for us. We will be meeting on Duke's West Campus, on Science Drive, near the turn to Bryan Center.

Our next Open House is scheduled for Friday, October 24, at 7:30pm.