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Undergraduate Students

Telescope Status


Based on updated university policy on the COVID-19 pandemic, our normal rooftop and planetarium activities at Davey Lab are cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. A team of TA's and instructors are working to build an alternative activity that can be done online, which we hope to provide to course instructors within the next few weeks. Please consult with your course instructors with any additional questions or concerns.


Telescope Observing Schedule for Spring Semester 2020

The Rooftop AND Planetarium are CLOSED INDEFINITELY.

(this update posted 18 March 2020, at 12:17 pm)

If the rooftop is closed, a planetarium show will be offered to our astronomy students during the semester, starting promptly at 8:30 pm in 541A Davey Lab. (Late entry into the planetarium will not be allowed.)

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Three resources you can use to try to determine if the sky will be clear enough to observe:

Current forecast for State College Clear Sky Chart

Thank you to Attilla Danko and Allan Rahill and sponsor Deerfield Observatory for the State College Clear Sky Chart.