University of Maryland Observatory
The University of Maryland Observatory is a teaching and research facility. We have set aside certain times for the public to visit. At other times, we hold college classes and do research.
The UMD Observatory was built in 1963 and dedicated in Nov 1964. The Lecture Hall was added later in 1977. The basic facility has not changed much over the years, but there have been equipment updates.
Globe at Night
Join thousands of other students, families and citizen-scientists hunting for stars during 29 April -- 8 May 2013. Take part in this international event to observe the nighttime sky and learn more about light pollution around the world.