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.


Open House in conjunction with the NC Statewide Star Party scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:30pm. Finally it looks like our luck has turned. Unless something changes dramatically we are ON for Friday night. Come out and enjoy the spring skies!

This is the last Open House scheduled for this spring. If it works, it will also be the first. It will also be my last Open House for a while since I am going out of state for a sabbatical year in 2015-16. Open House next year will be led by Dr. Yuriy Bomze from our department. Look for a schedule to be posted sometime during the summer.