Dearborn Observatory at Northwestern University

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Seasonal Description - Winter:

Historical telescope still in operation. Young eyes can roam the skies here every Friday night. Gaze through an 18.5-inch telescope, see planets and star formations, ask questions and get answers. Great for kids to spark an interest in science. Please note that the building does not have an elevator and the dome is not heated.

8-9 p.m.: One hour session by reservation only.

9-10 p.m.: Walk-ins are welcome, but space in the dome is limited.

Seasonal Description - Spring:

Historical telescope still in operation. Young eyes can roam the skies here every Friday night. Gaze through an 18.5-inch telescope, see planets and star formations, ask questions and get answers. Great for kids to spark an interest in science. Please note that the building

9-10 p.m.: One hour session by reservation only.

10-11 p.m.: Walk-ins are welcome, but space in the dome is limited.

Seasonal Description - Summer:

Historical telescope still in operation. Young eyes can roam the skies here every Friday night. Gaze through an 18.5-inch telescope, see planets and star formations, ask questions and get answers. Great for kids to spark an interest in science. Please note that the building does not have an elevator.

9-10 p.m.: One hour session by reservation only.

10-11 p.m.: Walk-ins are welcome, but space in the dome is limited.

Seasonal Description - Fall:

Historical telescope still in operation. Young eyes can roam the skies here every Friday night. Gaze through an 18.5-inch telescope, see planets and star formations, ask questions and get answers. Great for kids to spark an interest in science. Please note that the building does not have an elevator.

8-9 p.m.: One hour session by reservation only.

9-10 p.m.: Walk-ins are welcome, but space in the dome is limited.

Days/Hours: Fridays 9-11 p.m. April 1-Sept. 30; 8-10 p.m. Oct 1-March 31

Admission: Free. Groups of 10 and more require a refundable deposit.