Observatory Events

Conway Observatory Open House

Located at Buckley Homestead, about 1 mile south of the barnyard, is the Calumet Astronomy Center. The center includes the Northwest Indiana Robotic (NIRo) Telescope and the Thomas Conway Observatory. 

Lake County Parks & Rec is lucky to call the Calumet Astronomical Society a partner, and they host regular events at Thomas Conway Observatory. Each event is contingent upon clear weather. Program cancellation will be updated at casonline.org

2019 Astronomy Events

Sunday, January 20 from 9:30-MidnightLunar Eclipse Lemon Lake
Saturday, March 16 from 7:30-9:30 PMVisit the Beehive ClusterCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, April 13 from 8-10 PMOrion the HunterCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday. May 11 from 8:30-10:30 PMNational Spring Astronomy DayCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, June 8 from 9-11 PMJupiter's Galilean MoonsCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, July 6 from 9-11 PMThe Rings of SaturnCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, August 3 from 8:30-10:30 PMA Thin Crescent MoonCalumet Astronomy Center
Saturday, October 5 from 7-9 PMNational Fall Astronomy Day
Calumet Astronomy Center
Monday, November 11 from 6:30 AM- NoonThe Transit of Mercury Calumet Astronomy Center