Crane Observatory

The Physics & Astronomy Department houses and operates the Crane Observatory, which is open to the public during scheduled open viewing sessions. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Smith, at (785)670-2264, or


Unfortunately, since we live in Kansas, the skies are often cloudy and gray. Whenever the clouds cover more than 50% of the sky at the time when the open viewing session is set to begin, the event is cancelled.

Spring 2020 Observatory Open House Schedule

Date Time
Tuesday, Feb. 18 7:00-8:00 PM
Thursday, Feb. 27 7:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Mar. 3 8:00-9:00 PM
Thursday, Mar. 19 8:00-9:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr. 14 9:00-10:00 PM
Thursday, Apr. 23 9:00-10:00 PM
Tuesday, May 5 9:00-10:00 PM

GET IN TOUCH WITH Physics & Astronomy Department

Physics & Astronomy Department
Stoffer Science Hall, Room 210
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.2141

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