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 2016 Observatory Open House Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 27              8:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 4                  8:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 18                7:30-8:30 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 8                  7:00-8:00 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 22                7:00-8:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec. 6                  7:00-8:00 PM