UST Observatory

Public Observing at the University of St. Thomas

Upcoming Events

During the Fall, each public night events begins with a talk on a different astronomical topic. Talks take place in the 3M Auditorium in Owens Science Hall (OWS 150) and are followed by observing (as weather permits) at the UST Observatory located on top of the Anderson Parking Facility. Talks and tours of the observatory take place rain or shine. Public night events are free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Fall 2014 Public Night Schedule

Regularly Scheduled Public Night Dates:

Wednesday September 17 - 8:00-10:00pm  Talk: "The Life and Death of the Sun"  

Wednesday October 1 - 8:00-10:00pm

Wednesday November 5 - 7:00-9:00pm

Wednesday December 3 - 7:00-9:00pm

Fall 2014 Special Events

Special Events:

Friday October 3, 2014 UST Family Weekend. Talk 8pm in OWS 150 followed by observing at the UST Observatory. Rain date Saturday October 4.  Note: Tickets are required for this event. See for more details.

Thursday October 30, 2014 6:30-8:30PM.  "Trick or Treat at the UST Observatory!"  All ages welcome! Join us for candy, coloring and the cosmos. This event will proceed rain or shine. Bring the family and stop on by! Event is free and all are welcome.  See our event description on Facebook for more information.

Weather Links

St. Paul's "Clear Sky Clock" provides predictions for sky conditions up to 36 hours into the future.

NOAA's Animated Radar Map shows the locations and movement of cloud patterns across the middle US.

National Weather Service 7 day forecast for St. Paul, Minnesota