The Friedman Observatory is open to the public each Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. Come to one of our open houses to view the skies using our 16-inch (0.40 meter) Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain LX200 telescope. No reservation is needed.
If you have any questions, email Jon Belanger at [email protected] for more information.
The observatory is open only during clear weather conditions. The observatory will be closed for:
- poor visibility conditions (no or very few stars visible)
- radar indicates scattered thunderstorms in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region
- poor winter road conditions (e.g., snow, ice, fog)
- significant snow or ice accumulation on or around the observatory dome
- very cold weather (<20 degrees F)
For a prediction of upcoming viewing conditions, see the AccuWeather Stargazing Forecast.