Observatory Events

Conway Observatory Open House

Located at Buckley Homestead, about 1 mile south of the barnyard, is the Calumet Astronomy Center. The center includes the Northwest Indiana Robotic (NIRo) Telescope and the Thomas Conway Observatory. 

Observatory address: 19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356 

Lake County Parks & Rec is lucky to call the Calumet Astronomical Society a partner, and they host regular events at Thomas Conway Observatory. Each event is contingent upon clear weather. Program cancellation will be updated at casonline.org

2022 Astronomy events

Monthly open houses will last 3 hours. 

June 25Welcome Summer
sunset 8:29PM 8:30-11:30PM
July 30Clusters and Nebulaesunset 8:10PM
August 12Perseid Meteor Showersunset 8PM
August 27Return of Andromedasunset 7:32PM
September 24Welcome Autumnsunset 6:44PM
October 29Jupiter and Saturnsunset 5:49PM 
November 26Double Clustersunset 4:22PM5-8PM