Scheduled Public Programs

Saturday, Sept 16: Observatory Open House – Deep Sky Viewing
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. We’ll be looking at “deep sky objects”, such as double stars, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters, as well as the most fascinating planet in our solar system, Saturn. We will also be conducting star tours, including an overview of the constellations and bright stars of the season, and a few mythology stories.


Saturday, Oct. 28: Observatory Open House – International Observe the Moon Night
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tonight’s primary target will be the Moon. There will be several telescopes set up to allow visitors to directly view the Moon at various magnifications. One telescope will have a camera connected to a monitor, allowing us to describe the visible lunar surface features to everyone.


All observatory events are weather dependent. If the weather is not clear the evening of a vewing, the viewing will be cancelled.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming public programs, send me an email asking to be placed on the planetarium/observatory email list:

Getting to the ASU Observatory

Location of the new observatory. Park along Stadium Drive or in the parking lot south of the soccer field.

Location of the ASU observatory. Park along Stadium Drive (west side only) or in the parking lot south of the soccer field.

There is no parking at the observatory. You should park on the west side of Stadium Drive (or some other legal street location) or in the parking lot at the south end of the soccer field, and then walk to the observatory. Look for banners pointing the way on Open House nights, and the red sidewalk lights next to the 1st base line batting cages to guide you there.

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