The weather in Ithaca isn't always good...check before coming!


We try to hold public observing at the Fuertes Observatory every Friday night when the weather permits. Even if the weather is prohibitive for stargazing, we will still try to open up for tours of the observatory and its historic telescopes. We will occasionally show an astronomy related documentary as well. This said, we generally advise visitors to come on clear nights so they can have a fantastic stargazing experience.


The best place to look to see if it's clear outside is up! If you can't see any stars where you are, there is good chance that we can't either. You can also give us a call at (607)-255-3557 to see if we are open, or check our Twitter feed. We also have some resources below to help you plan your visit!




Click on the picture below for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

Here is the updated Clear Sky Chart for Ithaca, NY:

Other Clear Sky Charts:

-  Cherry Springs State Park, PA

-  Custer Institute in Southold, NY

-  Wakely Mountain in Adriondack Park, NY

-  Bryce Canyon National Park, UT