Public Viewing on UT Campus Telescopes

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Viewing times change throughout the year so please check this page for current times before planning your visit. Please call 512-232-4265 for weather cancellation information. This line is updated approximately 30-45 minutes before the scheduled start time. (If you get an old message from an earlier date, that means the line has not been updated for the current date yet.). There is no age limit, although adult supervision is required at all times for young children.

Public viewing nights occur throughout the year while the unversity is in session. Typically spring semester viewing runs from late January to early May, summer sessions viewing runs from early-to-mid June to mid-August, and fall semster viewing runs from early September to early December. Check the page for each telescope for specific information on the current session's schedule.

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Public Viewing Frequently Asked Questions


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