Welcome to the
University of Missouri - St. Louis Observatory
Welcome to the UM-St. Louis
Schwartz Observatory Web Site. Located on the
campus of UM-St. Louis, the observatory is used for
astronomical research and for public education. It houses a 14"
Celestron telescope and an SBIG ST-8 CCD.
Public Astronomy at UM-St. Louis
Sponsored in part by the NASA Space Grant Consortium
Here at UM-St. Louis, we have an active public
outreach program at our observatory and the planetarium. From
February through November each year, we host open houses. During these
popular events, the public is invited to visit the observatory where a
student or volunteer will point the telescope at various objects of
interest, point out constellations, and answer general astronomy
questions. For our current schedule, please see the link below.
2009 Open House
The Observatory phone
number is (314)516-5706. This number has a message describing the next
house. After 6 p.m. on scheduled open house days, the message will be
changed if there is a cancellation due to weather.
If you have a large group (30 or
more), a special open house
scheduled for your group. Contact the Physics Department at (314)
516-5931 and they will point you to the right person.
The Schwartz Observatory has moved! All future public observing
sessions will be held at our new location on North campus near the Fine
to the Schwartz Observatory