The Truman State University Observatory

OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE: Fall 2016

  • 27th August 2016 (Saturday): 5.30 PM – 7.30 PM
    Special Open House! Jupiter/Venus Conjunction
  • 8th September 2016 (Thursday): 8.00 PM – 10.00 PM
    Half-Moon, Saturn, Mars, Globular Cluster M13
  • 28th September 2016 (Wednesday): 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM
    The Milky Way, Saturn, Mars, Globular Cluster M13, The Ring Nebula M57
  • 18th October 2016 (Tuesday): 7.00 PM – 9.00 PM
    The Milky Way, Saturn, Mars, Globular Cluster M13, The Ring Nebula M57
  • 26th October 2016 (Wednesday): 6.30 PM – 8.30 PM
    The Milky Way, The Andromeda Galaxy M31, Globular Cluster M13, The Ring Nebula M57
  • 14th November 2016 (Monday): 4.30 PM – 6.30 PM
    The Full Moon, The Andromeda Galaxy M31, The Double Cluster, Visual Binary Albireo
  • 13th December 2016 (Tuesday): 4.30 PM – 6.30 PM
    Special Reading Day Open House!
    The Full Moon, The Andromeda Galaxy M31, The Double Cluster, Visual Binary Albireo

NOTE
In the case of inclement weather, the alternative date is the following day at the same time.

Clear Sky Chart for the Truman State Observatory

What to Bring
Just bring yourselves, your family, and your friends. It can be colder than you expect, so wear warm clothes!

Directions
MAP
The Truman State University Observatory is located at the University Farm on Boundary Street.

From the Campus Area
: Follow Franklin St. south from campus, then turn right onto La Harpe St. Continue on La Harpe about 1/2 mile, cross Boundary St., and continue straight into the University Farm complex.

From the North
: Head south on Osteopathy, then turn right on Michigan St. Take a left turn from Michigan St. on the fourth street; this is Boundary. Follow Boundary St. south about 1/4 mile, then turn right into the University Farm Complex.

From the South
: Get on Route H North; at the Kirksville city limits this becomes Boundary St. The University Farm complex is on the left side of the road.

Parking

Parking is available at the University Farm complex. Please park in the large parking area among the barns and buildings, and walk up the short lane to the Observatory building. Follow the red lights!

Contact:
Vayujeet Gokhale
MG3164 Truman State University
Phone: 660-785-4594
email: gokhale@truman.edu