UST Observatory

Public Observing at the University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas Observatory runs monthly‌ public observing programs. Here you can find our schedule of upcoming events and directions to the observatory. We welcome you and look forward to exploring the universe together!

Spring 2014 Schedule

Each event will begin with a short talk of approximately 20 minutes followed by a Q&A. Afterward, visitors are invited to tour the observatory and, if weather permits, there will be observing of the night sky. The event will begin with a talk in OWS 150 (the 3M Auditorium) and the observatory open house will follow.  This event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome!

Public Open House - "Mars: Our Friendly Neighbor in Space"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This event will begin with a short talk of approximately 20-30 minutes followed by a Q&A. Afterward, visitors are invited to tour the observatory and, if weather permits, there will be observing of the night sky.

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Public Open House - "When Worlds Collide: Collisions Between Galaxies"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This event will begin with a short talk of approximately 20-30 minutes followed by a Q&A. Afterward, visitors are invited to tour the observatory and, if weather permits, there will be observing of the night sky.

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