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 2020

Date Time (PM)
April 3rd 8:00-9:00
April 17th 8:15-9:15
May 1st 8:30-9:30
May 15th 8:45-9:45
May 29th 8:45-9:45
June 5th 9:00-10:00
June 19th 9:00-10:00
July 3rd 9:00-10:00
July 17th 9:00-10:00
July 31st 8:45-9:45
August 7th 8:45-9:45
August 21st 8:15-9:15
September 4th 8:00-9:00
September 18th 7:30-8:30
October 2nd 7:15-8:15
October 16th 6:45-7:45
October 30th 6:30-7:30


1251 East Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521

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