The Observatory is open on the first and third Friday of each month from April – October, weather permitting. Doors open approximately 30 minutes after sunset. This event is free, and parking is available right across the street from the observatory. All ages are welcome! Check out the schedule for the 2019 public nights below.

Madison-Macdonald Observatory Public Observing Schedule 2019

Date Time (PM)
April 5th 8:00-9:00
April 19th 8:15-9:15
May 3rd 8:30-9:30
May 17th 8:45-9:45
May 31st 9:00-10:00
June 7th 9:00-10:00
June 21st 9:00-10:00
July 5th 9:00-10:00
July 19th 9:00-10:00
August 2nd 8:45-9:45
August 16th 8:30-9:30
August 30th 8:00-9:00
September 6th 8:00-9:00
September 20th 7:30-8:30
October 4th 7:00-8:00
October 18th 6:45-7:45


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