The Observatory, run by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is located at College Camp. Public observing opportunities occur throughout the year and are advertised through the Department. Public nights are scheduled forApril 17, May 16, June 13, July 11, August 15, 2013.
More information about the Observatory can be found here Oneonta Astronomy Program.
Next to the date for each observing night is a description of the featured objects for that night, although objects beyond those listed will probably be observed as well, depending on the time of night. All observing nights are on Fridays and will begin after sunset. Each observing night will be preceded by a public planetarium show at 7:00 p.m. where the constellations, stars, and planets of the evening will be introduced, along with a short movie. Please bear in mind that due to the frequent cloudy or inclement weather in upstate New York, many observing nights will inevitably be cancelled. If you need any other information, please contact Dr. Jason Smolinski.