Kirkwood Schedule

Kirkwood Open Nights

Kirkwood Observatory is open to the public each Wednesday evening from Spring after Break until before Thanksgiving, weather permitting. No reservations are required. 

Kirkwood is located at the western edge of Dunn’s Woods, behind Bryan Hall, near the intersection of Indiana Avenue and 4th Street. 

Group tours are available by contacting the Astronomy department at (812) 855-6911, or by email to astoutre [at] astro.indiana.edu.

Note that Kirkwood Observatory is not handicapped-accessible due to stairs to access the lobby, the observing floor, and the solar telescope. Viewing objects through the telescope also often requires the use of steps or ladders. A virtual tour is available for those unable to access the observatory.

 

Next Kirkwood Open House

The schedule of times varies with the season and is given below. Due to Daylight Savings Time in Indiana, the sky is not dark enough for observing with the telescope until late in the evening. We have scheduled the Open Night hours as early as we can and still have the sky dark enough to view with the Kirkwood telescope.

Open houses may be cancelled on short-notice due to unfavorable weather conditions. For updated weather conditions and closings, please check the @iuastro twitter feed for the latest status update.

Date

Time

Date

Time

April 6

9:30-11:00pm

April 13

9:30-11:00pm

April 20

10:00-11:30pm

April 27

10:00-11:30pm

May 4

10:30-11:30pm

May 11

10:00-11:30pm

May 18

10:30-11:30pm

May 25

10:30-11:30pm

June 1

10:30-11:30pm

June 8

10:30-11:30pm

June 15

10:30-11:30pm

June 22

10:30-11:30pm

June 5

10:30-11:30pm

June 12

10:30-11:30pm

June 29

10:30-11:30pm

July 6

10:30-11:30pm

July 13

10:30-11:30pm

July 20

10:30-11:30pm

July 27

10:30-11:30pm

August 3

10:00-11:30pm

August 10

10:00-11:30pm

August 17

10:00-11:30pm

August 24

9:30-11:00pm

August 31

9:30-11:00pm

September 7

9:00-10:30pm

September 14

9:00-10:30pm

September 21

9:00-10:30pm

September 28

8:30-10:00pm

October 5

8:30-10:00pm

October 12

8:00-9:30pm

October 19

8:00-9:30pm

October 26

8:00-9:30pm

November 2

8:00-9:30pm

 

 

(Daylight savings time starts)

November 9

6:30-8:00pm

November 16

6:30-8:00pm