Physics & Astronomy

Crane Observatory


The Physics & Astronomy Department houses and operates the Crane Observatory and a planetarium, which are open to the public during scheduled open houses, and to school and other groups by appointment. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Mark Smith, at (785)670-2264, or

Fall 2015 Planetarium Open House Schedule

(All times are Saturday, 3-4pm)

August 22, September 19, October 17, November 21, December 12


Fall 2015 Observatory Open House Schedule

August 20, Thursday, 9-10pm
August 31, Monday, 9-10pm
September 10, Thursday 8:30-10pm
September 21, Monday 8:30-10pm
October 8, Thursday 8-9:30pm
October 19, Monday 8-9:30pm
November 12, Thursday 7:45-9:15pm
November 23, Monday 7-8:30pm
December 3, Thursday 7:45-9:15pm