Public Observing Schedule and Updates

Status Update: Stay tuned for the next MTS event!

Chancellor Allison, Dean Dunn, and Professors Hinnefeld and Scott in the IUSB Observatory IUSB Observatory at Night Professor Hinnefeld Controlling Robotic Mount

Please join us for the next Meet the Stars event at the IU South Bend observatory:

  • Date: TBA
  • Meeting Time: TBA
  • Meeting Location: The north entrance of Northside Hall (scroll down for a campus map)

Depending on how many attend, we'll either all head up to the observatory together, or we'll split into smaller groups, with the groups taking turns observing from ground level (using our portable telescopes) and using the observatory. We'll continue observing until about 10:30 p.m., depending on demand.

If you arrive after 9:00 p.m., and no one is at the entrance, it means we've already made our way to the observatory. Please feel free to call Prof. Scott's office, at 574-520-5527, and we'll arrange for someone to come down to let you in and escort you to the observatory. Before coming, please be sure to check the top of this page for status updates in case we need to cancel.

Planned Viewing Objects:

  • Lunar cratering
  • Uranus (maybe...)
  • Assorted deep-sky objects (open clusters, globular clusters, other galaxies)

This is a public event, and all are welcome!

Previous 2014 MTS Events: Aug. 28, July 25, June 26

Map of meeting location