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 on their Facebook page.
2023 Astronomy events
Monthly open houses will last 3 hours and are Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.
|March 18||Welcome Spring!||7-10PM|
|April 22||Mercury, Moon, Venus, Mars, Lyrids||8-11PM|
|May 20||Black Moon! The Beehive||8:30-11:30PM|
|June 17||Welcome Summer||8:30-11:30PM|
|July 15||Clusters and Nebulae||8:30-11:30PM|
|August 12||Perseid Meteor Shower||8-11PM|
|August 19||Return of Andromeda||8-11PM|
|September 23||Singing Sands Star Party||8-11PM|
|October 14||Andromeda, Jupiter and Saturn||6-9PM|
|November 11||Double Cluster||5-8PM|