Have you ever noticed that metal shed on top of the Physics Building? Ever wondered what's inside?
Welllll, the shed is an observatory, and it houses a research-grade telescope.
For all students, faculty, and staff at UMBC as well as all members of the public*, we offer Open Houses. These are free events where we talk about some topic in astronomy and also tour the observatory! If it's clear out, we even try to look through some of our other telescopes to see what's up!
Stay in touch by checking out this page or the observatory.umbc.edu webpage for even more information.
*Especially those members of the public that want to know more about space! All ages are welcome.