Event Highlights

  • 8:00 p.m. – Indoor activities begin for the whole family. All ages welcome! This event is free!
  • 8:30 p.m. – Dr. Roger Culver lecture, “Why We Haven’t Been Back to the Moon in 50 years” in NESB, Room A302/304.
  • 9:00 p.m. – Observing begins at MMO.


Natural and Environmental Sciences Building (NESB), 1231 East Dr.

  • 1st Floor Atrium: Gravity Well
  • 3rd Floor A302/304: Dr. Roger Culver’s Talk at 8:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Floor B302:
    • Touch the Moon
    • View Micrometeorites
    • Make your own pocket solar system, star clock, and planisphere.
  • 3rd Floor B323/325 LSOP Hands-on Engagement Space

Madison-Macdonald Observatory (MMO), 1251 East Dr.

  • MMO Classroom: Hands-on Engagement Space
  • Telescopes for Night Sky Observing

Event and Road Closure Information

Event activities will take place in the Madison-MacDonald Observatory (MMO) and the Natural and Environmental Sciences Building (NESB). These locations are denoted by the blue arrows on the map. Please note East Drive will be closed in front of the observatory, so that we can enhance your observation experience. On the map, the red lines designate where the street will be closed.

We will host this event rain or shine.  Indoor activities start at 8:00 p.m. and celestial observing will begin at sundown, after 9:00 p.m.

CSU campus map.

Parking Information

Parking is free in most surface A and Z lots after 4 pm. The parking spots nearest to the event are in Lots 445, 455, 440, and 575, and along Mason St.

Pay-to-park spots are available on the ground floor of the South College Avenue Parking Garage.

Please note, F442 is a federal parking lot and you will be towed if you park there.

CSU parking map.