UST Observatory

Public Observing at the University of St. Thomas

Upcoming Events

During the summer, we will open the observatory for viewing on the following dates. Each event takes place entirely at the UST observatory on top of the Anderson Park Facility on UST's St. Paul campus. Events in the fall will be preceeded by a talk on various astronomical topics.

PLEASE NOTE:  Observatory viewing may be canceled due to cloudy skies or other inclement weather. You may contact us after 4 p.m. on the day of the event to find out whether or not the session will be held that evening. Go/no-go information will also be posted on Twitter and Facebook.

Summer 2014 Schedule

Open House Dates:

Tuesday July 29 - 8:30-10pm 

Wednesday August 13 - 8:30-10pm (N.B. Cancelled due to parking ramp resurfacing)

Wednesday August 27 - 9:00-10:30pm

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