The Paul Morgan Observatory (PMO) is designed to provide onsite and online viewings of the sun and night sky. The GS107 2018 class lab exercises will include use of the observatory during the summer of 2018. The observatory will also serve to provide outreach to schools and other groups via the Internet and onsite tours. Public days and nights at PMO will start once a month as the weather improves Summer 2018. See announcements below.
Photograph above: Frost Super Moon November 13, 2016 at 5:05 p.m. from PMO
Summer Observatory Programs
Come to the observatory for FREE summer observing programs. Safe sun observations on Sundays and night time observing of the Moon, planets, and more. Limited parking by the Tower Building.
- July 20 ( Friday night) a 9:00 p.m. observe the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and more
- July 29 ( Sunday) 5 to 6 pm Solar observing.
- August 14 ( Tuesday) 8:30 to 10:30 PM Monthly Telescope tune-up after UA monthly meeting
- August 17 ( Friday night) 8:30 p.m. observe the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and more
- August 26 ( Sunday) 5 to 6 p.m. Solar observing.
- September 11 ( Tuesday) 8:30 to 10 PM Monthly Telescope tune-up after UA monthly meeting
- September 14 ( Friday) 7:30 p.m. observe the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and more
- September 23( Sunday) 2 to 3 p.m. Solar observing
Please check this site to confirm the observing session prior to going to the observatory. Weather and other isssues may postpone an observing session. Bring a jacket on cool evening sessions.
Check this section for weather updates, observing confirmation or cancellation. Look at this spot!
School visits to the observatory, either online or on site will now be available as weather permits. Please email the observatory to arrange a visit for either day (solar) or night time observing. Schools that want to visit online should email for arrangements and a special link for either daytime (solar) or night time (night sky) observing.
The observatory is located near the Tower Building at UCC. Limited parking is available around the Tower Building. However, there is more parking down the hill from the observatory in front of the Technology Center. For more information, see map.
The observatory is handicap accessible and is designed for wheelchair viewing of the TV monitors. Images are seen in real-time in color on large screen TV monitors allowing for group presentations. Simultaneously, the presentations with images can be broadcast online.
Paul Morgan - Contact
Assistant Professor, Science - Astronomy