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

Night Observing:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Palenske Observing Deck (Palenske Hall) and the Alvan Clark Telescope (Honors Bldg)
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., Palenske Observing Deck (Palenske Hall)

Solar Observing:

  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Palenske Observing Deck (Palenske Hall)

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.

For questions regarding the a public observation event, please contact the Albion College Physics Department by phone at 517/629-0361 or by email at .