During the academic year the observatory welcomes visitors for monthly open houses. These take place on Friday’s 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. A planetarium show follows the concert or lecture. Refreshments are provided and the 1930s Beck Telescope is open for viewing, weather permitting.