Skip to main content area Skip to block navigation Skip to institutional navigation Skip to sub-navigation

Planning Observations

Schedule a time to use the observatory by selecting "Observatory" from the list of labs.


Review Telescope Operating Checklist


Review Navigating the Telescope


Review CCD Camera Operating Instructions


Check the current Colorado Springs weather forecast from Weather Underground or NOAA 


Make finder charts using the Digitized Palomar Sky Survey provided by STScINASA's Skyview, or CADC