blog posts Fri Nov 15 open Nov 15, 2019 11:45 am10 views Solar observing is open 11:30-2:30 on Fri Nov 15 November 14th Solar Observing - Cancelled Nov 14, 2019 2:00 pm10 views Solar observing is cancelled for the rest of the day due to clouds. November 14, Closed Nov 14, 2019 11:00 am13 views Clouds moved in, later assistants may change this if it clears up again. November 14, Open but cloudy Nov 14, 2019 10:30 am23 views Clouds are on and off which may hinder imaging, but will stay open as long as sun is visible. November 13th - Closed due to clouds Nov 13, 2019 11:45 am9 views It is now too cloudy to observe. Wednesday, November 13th - Open But Poor Conditions Nov 13, 2019 11:15 am10 views It's somewhat clear and right at the edge of being too cold but we will be open as long as we can. Visibility of the sun may be compromised so viewing is hit or miss. Tuesday, November 12 - CLOSED FOR COLD! Nov 12, 2019 9:30 am14 views Although the skies are sunny, the temperatures are forecast to stay below our safe operating temperature of 20 F. The Observatory will be closed today. We will add a session on Friday of this week, which is forecast to be clear and warm(er). Monday, November 11 - Closed Nov 11, 2019 7:15 am2 views Due to the forecast for rain and snow today, the Observatory will not be open for the transit of Mercury or solar observing today. We will be open for solar observing tomorrow, 10:30am to 2:30pm, weather permitting. Nov. 7: CORRECTION. Solar observing will end at 2:30 pm. Nov 7, 2019 1:30 pm14 views Solar observing will remain open from now until 2:30 pm (not 3:00 pm). Solar Observing open at 12:40 pm Nov 7, 2019 12:30 pm18 views Solar observing will open at 12:40 pm and hopefully remain open until 3:00 pm. Thursday, November 7th: Postponed Nov 7, 2019 10:00 am41 views Solar observing is postponed due to cloud coverage. We will open again when it is clear out. Wednesday Nov. 6 - Solar Observing Closed after 1:30 pm Nov 6, 2019 1:30 pm7 views Clouds have moved in, so solar observing will be canceled after 1:30 PM. Wednesday, November 6th - UPDATE Open! Nov 6, 2019 11:00 am14 views It has cleared up and the observatory is now open! Wednesday, November 6th - Closed Nov 6, 2019 10:00 am6 views Due to the layer of clouds blocking the sun, solar observing is closed. Should the weather clear up, solar observing may resume later in the day. Tuesday, November 5 - OPEN! Nov 5, 2019 12:45 pm2 views The Observatory is currently open until 2:30pm! Solar Observing Canceled Monday, Nov 4 Nov 4, 2019 12:30 pm6 views Unfortunately, the skies remain cloudy. Solar observing will be canceled for the rest of Monday, November 4th. We will try again tomorrow. Solar observing cancelled until 1:00 Nov 4, 2019 11:00 am25 views Due to cloudy skies, solar observing is canceled until 1:00. Welcome to Solar Observing - Fall 2019! Nov 3, 2019 7:30 pm16 views Hello, Welcome to Solar Observing for Fall 2019! Solar observing sessions will be held in the late morning/early afternoon for one week at the Campus Observatory, southeast of Foellinger Auditorium. Observing will take place in the Observatory Dome using the 12-inch telescope with specially-designed filters. The scheduled dates & times for solar observing are listed below. Note that the start time has been changed to 11:30am. Monday, November 4, 11:30am - 2:30 pm Tuesday, November 5, 11:30am - 2:30 pm Wednesday, November 6, 11:30am - 2:30 pm Thursday, November 7, 11:30am - 2:30 pm You may arrive when you wish, but be sure to allow approximately 20-30 minutes complete the observations before the end of session. Clear skies!