Public NightsThe observatory is open to the public CLEAR Friday nights, May through October, and for special astronomical events. Public programs include a tour of the night sky, viewing through the telescopes (weather permitting), and sometimes an educational presentation on an interesting astronomy topic. See schedule for hours and details.
Email [email protected] or call 913.208.0924 (9am to 5pm only please).
About the Observatory
Located on the roof of Royall Hall, UMKC Volker Campus. Observing instruments include the custom-built 16” Warkoczewski Telescope, Meade 10” and 14” LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain computerized telescopes and for solar viewing, a Coronado PST Solar Telescope and the Daystar “Quark” Hydrogen Alpha mounted on an 80mm refracting telescope.
Roof space is limited. Please, no chairs, coolers, personal telescopes or other large items.