The Truman State University Observatory


Date Location Time Theme Comments
17th Feb (Tue) TSO 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Rained out!
11th Mar (Fri) 1000-Hills 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Star Party! Rain/Snow/Clouds
17th Mar (Thu) TSO 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Full Moon Clouds!
7th April (Thu) TSO 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
15th April (Fri) 1000-Hills 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Star Party!
22nd April (Fri) ACPL 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Light Pollution
26th April
Planetarium Light Pollution
27th April (Wed) TSO 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Light Pollution
3rd May (Tue) TSO 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
15th May (Sun) 1000-Hills 8:30 PM onward TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!! Eclipse: 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM
14th June (Tue) ACPL 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lunar Folklore, Planispheres
2nd July (Sat) 1000-Hills 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM 4th of July stories!
31st Aug (Wed) TSO 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
3rd Sept (Sat) 1000-Hills 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Wildlife and Dark Skies
13th Sept (Tue) TSO 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1st Oct (Sat) ACPL 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Bring your own Telescope!
8th Oct (Sat) TSU Campus 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
28th Oct (Fri) 1000-Hills 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Halloween!
Constellation Myths!
7th Nov (Mon) TSO 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
15th Nov (Tue) ACPL 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
1st Dec (Thu) TSO 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Clear Sky Chart for the Truman State Observatory
Clear sky chart


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

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 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!

Vayujeet Gokhale
MG3164 Truman State University
Phone: 660-785-4594


Click HERE for a Live All Sky image from the Truman State Observatory (Only visible on Truman Network)