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Upcoming Dates Lecturer Lecture Topic
February 2nd, 2018 Dr. John Friedman - University of Wisconsin 2018 Elston Memorial Lecture on Gravitation
March 2nd, 2018 Dr. Ashley Kehoe - ERAU  Asteroids!
April 6th, 2018 Dr. Derek Buzasi - Florida Gulf Coast University  The Stars in Time: Rotation, Activity, and Planetary Habitability

Public Lecture at 7pm (Willie Miller Auditorium)

Observations from 8pm - 11pm (College of Arts and Sciences)

Please join us for the Astronomical Observatory Open House nights at ERAU's Daytona Beach campus! These free events allow the campus community and members of the general public of all ages to view the night sky through the Observatory's telescopes, ask questions, and learn about our universe. Weather permitting, celestial objects will be visible through a collection of telescopes from the roof-top observing deck and through our new 1-meter telescope from within the large dome.

There are typically six open house events during each academic year hosted by ERAU's student Amateur Astronomy Club. Events are on selected Friday nights (see above). A public lecture is hosted at 7pm just before the Astronomy Open House. Observations will follow from 8pm to 11pm.

View the sky through many of the Observatory's telescopes and binoculars.  We have step stools so kids can reach the eyepiece!

In addition to viewing the night sky through our telescopes, explore our astronomy posters and take a walking tour of the solar system. There is no fixed program for observations and no reservations are necessary. Just drop by to see the stars!

Directions: The Astronomy Open House is no longer located behind the Lehman Engineering Building along the former creek. Please look for our new home in the College of Arts and Sciences Building with the 30-foot observatory dome on top.


If you have additional questions about the observatory, you can email aufded93 @ erau . edu