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Public Observing Schedule and Updates

Status Update for next MTS: As of Thursday night, July 21, the forecast looks good, not great. We'll go ahead with this one, even if we have to deal with some patchy clouds.


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: Friday, July 22, 2016
  • Meeting Time: 9:30 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: The north entrance of Northside Hall (scroll down for a campus map, but note that Greenlawn Hall has been demolished.)

We'll have someone at the entrance between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m., and we'll check for later arrivals periodically until 10:30. Before coming, please be sure to check the top of this page for status updates in case we need to cancel.

Planned Viewing Objects:

  • Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, maybe some star clusters when it gets darker

This is a public event, and all are welcome!


Previous MTS Events:
  • 2016: Apr. 13 (Moon, Jupiter)
  • 2015: Sept. 27 (Full Eclipse of Harvest Moon); June 30 (Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus)
  • 2014: Aug. 28; July 25; June 26

Map of meeting location