Public Observing

Community members using a telescope.

Join us on the roof of Palenske Hall and in our historical observatory in the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program 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

Public Observing (Homecoming)

  • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. (Weather permitting)
  • Location: Alvan Clark

International Observe the Moon Night

  • Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Time tentative, weather permitting)
  • Location: Palenske roof and Alvan Clark (Depending on availability)

Partial Solar Eclipse (<50% coverage)

Partial Solar Eclipse (almost 100% coverage)

Observation Locations

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.

Additional Information

Join the Albion College Astronomy Group on Facebook

For questions regarding a public observation event, please contact the Albion College Physics Department.