Telescope Observing

Telescope Observing Sessions

Weather permitting we hold a variety of class-related and public observing sessions from our observing deck on the roof of Smith Laboratory.  In addition to our 12-inch Meade telescope housed in the Smith Lab Observatory dome, our newly renovated observing deck lets us setup smaller telescopes.

No night-time observing programs are scheduled during winter months.  We usually hold our first program of the year in April, and the last program in October.  


The OSU Planetarium is located on the 5th floor of Smith Laboratory. To get there, use the north-east entrance and take the elevator to the 5th floor. The planetarium will be to your right, and a sign will be pointing the way