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Fuertes Observatory Hours and Directions

Fridays from 8 PM until midnight

Please park across the street at Barbara McClintock Hall:

224 Cradit Farm Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850

Lectures typically start at 7:30 PM—click here for details!

Check the homepage to see if we're open!

Please do not arrive early to public viewing nights! CAS has club meetings until from 7:30 to 8 PM on most Friday evenings, and our volunteers will not be ready to set up for observing until 8 PM.

We are generally open every Friday night throughout the semester, regardless of weather. On cloudy nights, we give tours of the building and its historic astronomical equipment. During the summer break we may close due to short staff or inclement weather.

Due to longer daylight in the spring and summer, observing often does not begin until after 9 PM.


Check our Twitter page to see if we're open, or email us with questions!

Fuertes Observatory

209 Cradit Farm Dr.

Ithaca, NY 14850

Fuertes Observatory is located on the North Campus of Cornell University. Parking is available in the lot in front of Barbara McClintock Hall, across the street from the observatory.

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