From February through November each year, the community is invited to view the night sky during open houses at the Observatory. During these popular events, a student or volunteer will point the telescope at various objects of interest, point out constellations, and answer general astronomy questions.
Richard D. Schwartz Observatory
Located on the UMSL campus, the observatory is used for astronomical research and for public education during regular open house events. It houses a 16″ Meade LX200 telescope and two portable 8″ Celestron telescopes. The telescope can be used for imaging or spectroscopy with an SBIG ST-8 CCD camera.
recurring: Open house events are held from February through November each year