Open house home page

The astrophysics group at North Carolina State University maintains a committed program of astrophysical research, as well as teaching several undergraduate astronomy and astrophysics courses. Since NC State is a land grant institution, it is one of the missions of the astrophysics group to make our field of research accessible to the public. To this end, a program of Astronomy Open Houses was initiated several years ago, at which the public is invited to view the night sky at the NCSU Astronomy Lab Site off Reedy Creek Road, in Raleigh, NC.

Next event: October 24th, 7:30pm

This page is intended to serve a twofold purpose: to provide a resource for information relating to upcoming and past NCSU Astronomy Open Houses, and to provide readily accessible information on astronomy and astrophysics to the general public.

The NCSU Astrophysics group will occasionally schedule a public open house at our Astronomy Lab Site, located off of Reedy Creek Rd. Our lab site is equipped with approximately a dozen 8-inch telescopes that are ideal for viewing the moon, solar system planets, binary stars, star clusters, and on a good night even gaseous nebulae and distant galaxies!

We generally try to schedule an open house during both the fall and spring semesters. Check the Events page for information on the next open house!



We hope you find this page both useful and informative. As with all web documents, this page will be in a constant state of flux, so check back often. We'd love to hear any feedback, so feel free to contact us!

The background image for this page is a Hubble photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 2841.