During the academic year the observatory welcomes visitors for monthly open houses. These take place on Fridays at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). Most of the open houses focus on a topic in physics or astronomy with lectures given by Agnes Scott faculty, students, alumni or local scientists. During the fall and spring equinox, the open houses feature a concert given by a local musical group or solo musician. Following the concert or lecture, a planetarium show is given and the 1930s Beck Telescope is open for viewing if the weather is clear. Refreshments are provided.

Astronomical Events



For more information about Atlanta area events in 2020, see the AJC page,


Student Events

Student Organizations regularly host events for on-campus and off-campus audiences.  Events are listed in the Campus Calendar.