Observatory Public Sessions

Public observing sessions are held on the first and third Saturday of every month, year-round.


2015 Summer Schedule:

Jun6 Moon Phase

Saturday, June  6, 2015, 9-11 pm

Jun20 Moon Phase

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9-11 pm

Jul18 Moon PhaseSaturday, July 18, 2015, 9-11 pm
Aug1 Moon Phase Saturday, August 7, 2015, 9-11 pm
Aug15 Moon PhaseSaturday, August 15, 2015, 9-11 pm

All sessions will be at the UNH Observatory and will extend from either 8-10 pm (September through March) or 9-11 pm (April through August)

These observing sessions are FREE and open to the public (which includes UNH students). However, be advised that we are unable to control the weather at the moment. So if you hear thunder or see snow falling in Durham, there's a good chance there's not going to be a session that night. 

These events are great for children, especially first graders and older. Special arrangements can be made for groups to have private viewing sessions at no charge. If you have an interested group of 8 or more, please contact us at unh.observer@unh.edu!

Click here for directions to the Observatory and be sure to check out our FAQs page.