Ohio University is opening a new campus observatory for undergraduate teaching and public outreach in May 2017. The Ohio University Observatory is sited at The Ridges on the hilltop between Konneker Research Laboratory and the water tower.

Where is the observatory and where should I park?

Parking is available in university lots 202, 200, and 201, which are open to visitors after 5:00 pm on weekdays, and on weekends. These lots are located near the Ridges Auditorium. Follow the stairs up the hill to Konneker Labs, proceed through the Konneker lot, and walk up Water Tower Drive to reach the Observatory at the summit.

Observatory Opening Set for May 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Ridges Auditorium

See our schedule of Telescope Nights for upcoming viewing opportunities

Ohio University initiated construction of the new observatory in Fall 2016.

Observatory Construction Progress, Nov 2016

Last updated: 19 April 2017