Public Observing

Albion College telescope atop Palenske Hall, available for public use during scheduled Public Observation events. Join us on the roof of Palenske Hall and in our historical observatory in the Honors Building for star and planet viewing on selected nights and days this year.

The telescopes will be open to the campus community and the public for viewing celestial objects, weather permitting.

Observation Schedule

EventDate/TimeLocation
Great American Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017, 1 - 3:45 p.m. roof of Palenske Hall

Important: If you've attened our Great American Solar Eclipse event and please fill out our survey.

International Observe the Moon Night October 28, 2017, Time TBD roof of Palenske Hall and Brown Honors Building

The Alvan Clark telescope is located within the Brown Honors Building near the center of the Albion College Quadrangle. Palenske Hall is located within the Science Complex on East Michigan Avenue, just east of Hannah Street. View the campus map for more information.