Come view the night time sky at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory!


Contributed by Jill Ackerman

Please join the Ithaca College Department of Physics for a public viewing of the night time sky from 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Attending a Public Night

To attend a public night, just show up at the vehicle ‘turn around’ in front of the entrances of Smiddy Hall and CHS (F lot side). A shuttle van will make regular runs to convey people up to the observatory and back down. There is no parking available at the observatory and the access road is NOT lighted, so please do not walk up.

Bad Weather Plan

The "go/no-go" decision for any public night will be made at 3:30 p.m. on the scheduled date. Our web page and the recorded message at the observatory will be updated shortly thereafter to reflect the decision for that evening. If you check our site or call the observatory at 274-3012 after about 4:00 p.m. (to give us time to post an update) you will get the final decision for that evening.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the department assistant at . We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.