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Public Open Houses at HLCO


Hard Labor Creek Observatory is open to the public one Saturday per month from March until October.

Tours & observations begin 30 minutes after sunset and run for two hours. In case of inclement weather, the facilities will still be open for a tour and a brief slideshow.

Please do not plan on arriving early, as astronomers will not be available for assistance during the setup time before the event begins.

No reservations are required, but organizers of large groups (of more than 20 people) should confirm visit times with the GSU Department of Physics and Astronomy at 404-413-6024 at least one week prior to the open house.

Directions to the observatory can be found here.


Next open house
Saturday, March 22. 7:45-9:45 PM


Future open house dates for 2014
Saturday, April 5. 8:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, May 10. 8:30-10:30 PM
Saturday, June 7. 9:00-11:00 PM
Saturday, July 12. 9:00-11:00 PM
Saturday, August 2. 8:45-10:45 PM
Saturday, September 6. 8:00-11:00 PM
Saturday, October 4. 7:00-9:00 PM